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Easter 1944

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All images from the Collection of The National WWII Museum

Italy in April 1944 was anything but pastoral. The Battle for Anzio was in full swing and would continue for another month, resulting in 7,000 Allied casualties and 36,000 wounded. Easter masses celebrated in the cathedrals in Italy and in the field were a brief relief.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Allied servicemen were nearly halfway through the first phase of the Bougainville Campaign, which would stretch through November and then continue until nearly the end of the war.

See the Italian images and more at the Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum.

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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