62 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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Only one of the eight surviving VC winners still serving in the Canadian armed forces, Lt.-Col. John Keefer Mahony, New Westminster, B.C., is now director of public relations for the army. He won decoration on Melfa River in Italy.
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Cassino War Memorial, Italy Surrounded by graves of more than 4,000 men killed in bloody World War II battle, foundations for Cassino War Memorial take shape around cross monument at left. In background, topped by rebuilt Benedictine monastery is famed Monte Cassino, key position in Allies' 1944 drive on Rome. Amid rebuilt village of Cassino at mountain's foot stand ruins of several buildings smashed in fighting. War memorial will consist of formal garden surrounded by 12 marble pillars bearing names of battle's dead.
These photographs and captions are unaltered documents. In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive. In order to preserve their historical authenticity, they have not been edited.
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE
The images in this living archive were scanned from prints and negatives used in The Globe and Mail newsroom from the late 19th century until the transition to digital in the 1990s. With the Archive of Modern Conflict, more than 100,000 prints from The Globe and Mail newsroom have been digitized. New photographs, and their hand-transcribed notes, are added to the subscriber-only feature each week.