"Moving up through Prato, Italy, men of the 370th Infantry Regiment, have yet to climb the mountain which lies ahead." Bull, April 9, 1945.

"Moving up through Prato, Italy, men of the 370th Infantry Regiment, have yet to climb the mountain which lies ahead." Bull, April 9, 1945.

LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France, Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

[Photo] LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, Aug 1944

LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of Southern France, Aug 1944 (US National Archives)

The Malmedy massacre was a war crime in which 84 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors during World War II. The massacre was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division), a German combat unit, during the Battle of the Bulge.    The massacre, as well as others committed by the same unit on the same day and following days, was the subject of the Malmedy massacre trial, part of the Dachau Trials of 1946. The…

The Malmedy massacre was a war crime in which 84 American prisoners of war were murdered by their German captors during World War II. The massacre was committed on December 17, 1944, by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division), a German combat unit, during the Battle of the Bulge. The massacre, as well as others committed by the same unit on the same day and following days, was the subject of the Malmedy massacre trial, part of the Dachau Trials of 1946. The…

American Military Policeman Ray E. Kellogg directs traffic in bomb-shattered Anzio, Italy

LIFE unveils unpublished photos of Allied troops fighting in Italy

American Military Policeman Ray E. Kellogg directs traffic in bomb-shattered Anzio, Italy

A column of American tanks M4 'Sherman' near the Italian city of Minturno (Minturno).

A column of American tanks M4 'Sherman' near the Italian city of Minturno (Minturno).

Patton & Teddy Roosevelt Jr (1943) This past week I spoke with a D Day veteran who told us he was on the same vessel going into Normandy as Teddy Roosevelt (the younger). He was helped over the side by a man who said "Good luck son." Not having a clue who that man was he got into the LST. Another fellow said. "Do you know who that was! That was Gen. Roosevelt!.

How a soldier shot a famous general’s funeral in Normandy after D-day

Patton & Teddy Roosevelt Jr (1943) This past week I spoke with a D Day veteran who told us he was on the same vessel going into Normandy as Teddy Roosevelt (the younger). He was helped over the side by a man who said "Good luck son." Not having a clue who that man was he got into the LST. Another fellow said. "Do you know who that was! That was Gen. Roosevelt!.

Not published in LIFE. American soldiers march up the Appian Way during the drive towards Rome, WWII//MAR16

Not published in LIFE. American soldiers march up the Appian Way during the drive towards Rome, WWII//MAR16

. "Infantrymen of the 255th Infantry Regiment move down a street in Waldenburg to hunt out the Hun after a recent raid by 63rd Division." 2d Lt. Jacob Harris, April 16, 1945.

. "Infantrymen of the 255th Infantry Regiment move down a street in Waldenburg to hunt out the Hun after a recent raid by 63rd Division." 2d Lt. Jacob Harris, April 16, 1945.

1943- U.S. soldiers get coffee and donuts from Red Cross girls just behind the front lines in Italy.

WWII U.S. Soldiers Get Coffee & Donuts from Red Cross Girls in Italy Press Photo

1943- U.S. soldiers get coffee and donuts from Red Cross girls just behind the front lines in Italy.

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