62 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
21 of 62
WORLD WAR II Canadian Forces This photo shows the tangled vineyards which concealed the one-storey farmhouses that shielded the enemy troops and permitted small protection on the advancing Canucks. Heavy casualties were imposed upon Canadian soldiers at this very spot near Ortona. Photo by V.G. Lewington, 1943
22 of 62
WORLD WAR II Forces in Italy 26154-N CANADIANS FIRE 25-POUNDER IN ITALY PIX#7 Canadian Army Photographer Lieut. Jack Smith caught the moment of fire 100 percent. In this action shot from the Italian front. Only a few seconds were required by these Canadian gunners in the whole operation of leading, laying and firing. (CANADIAN ARMY OVERSEAS PHOTO)
23 of 62
WORLD WAR II A BRITISH MILITARY POLICEMAN (LEFT), AND AN AMERICAN M.P. (RIGHT), AID THE FIRST CANADIAN SOLDIER OF A TROOP SHIP CARRYING CANADIAN TROOPS TO DISEMBARK IN ITALY. THIS IS A CANADIAN MILITARY PHOTO. Associated Press Photo jg 1051PEW 12/13/43 Lon 18
24 of 62
WORLD WAR II 32305-N -- FRONT LINE SUPPLY BASE IN ITALY Supplies on the last lap of the journey through "Inferno Track", to the front line. Here the mule plays an important role travelling over terrain even the Army jeep can't navigate. A mule team sets out from the advance base for food and ammo for the lads in forward sector. (Canadian Army Overseas Photo)
25 of 62
WORLD WAR II Canada Forces in Italy 27991-N-WESTERN CANADA UNIT ADVANCE IN ORTONA Victory march in Ortona. Western Canadian infantry move up rubble-piled street after driving the Germans from this bitterly defended town. (Canadian Army Overseas Photo) Item part of: Canada. Dept. of National Defence collection [Infantry of the Edmonton Regiment supported by 'Sherman' tanks of the Three Rivers Regiment, Ortona, Italy, 23 December 1943.]
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 In some cases, they contain outdated language that may be offensive.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.