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  • 8TH ARMY: THE DRIVE TO BOLOGNA AND FERRARA

    8TH ARMY: THE DRIVE TO BOLOGNA AND FERRARA

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 24104

    Bologna fell to 8th and 5th Army troops on 21 April. This picture is one of a series taken during the advance to the city. This particular image shows an old Italian woman sitting mourning in the ruins with a coffin waiting for the dead. Despite a...

  • Billets in a Shelled Village across the Volturno River, Italy 1943

    Billets in a Shelled Village across the Volturno River, Italy 1943

    (art) Made by: White, Tom 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3762

    image: a soldier sits on a chair staring into a smoking fire outside a ruined house hung with a long washing line. There are two other men near the fire, one sitting, the other leaning over a water trough.

  • Lunch by the Ruined Tower near Cesenatico

    Lunch by the Ruined Tower near Cesenatico

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4795

    image: two officers eat and drink from a lunch spread over the bonnet of their jeep, which is parked under a tree. A soldier sleeps in the passenger seat. They are watched by a nun and a small child. In the background are the ruins of the tower and a...

  • Troops and Civilians Looting in the Town of Reggio, Italy: on the day of its occupation, 3rd September 1943

    Troops and Civilians Looting in the Town of Reggio, Italy: on the day of its occupation, 3rd September 1943

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3453

    image: a view down the length of a street bordered by three-storey, typically Italian looking buildings. In the left foreground a British soldier is leaning into the damaged window of a building, while another British soldier is carrying some loot away...

  • Gerbini, Sicily

    Gerbini, Sicily

    (art) Made by: Eadie, Ian G M 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3696

    image: A view of a field on a hill scattered with bare bushes and trees. At the top of the hill there is a ruined building. Lower down the hill are two tanks. One is upright, the other is lying on its side rusting, with broken treads trailing in the...

  • Monte Cassino One Month after the Battle

    Monte Cassino One Month after the Battle

    (art) Made by: Kay-Krzewinski, Feliks 1945

    Art.IWM ART 15426

    image: A view across the summit of Monte Cassino and the bomb-damaged ruins of the monastery. There are numerous shell- splintered tree trunks in the foreground with the roofless monastery beyond, which has many of the walls still intact but is...

  • Craters and Dust : A detour round a blockhouse, Sicily

    Craters and Dust : A detour round a blockhouse, Sicily

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3510

    image: British soldiers march past a shell crater in the side of a road outside a block house. Clouds of dust are blowing across the dry landscape obscuring the background, towards the river on the right.

  • After the Fall of Naples, October 1943: Jeeps Fording a River

    After the Fall of Naples, October 1943: Jeeps Fording a River

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3625

    image: A view below a bomb-damaged bridge, across a river. Two jeeps are driving through the river and up the bank on the other side. On the bridge there are two figures examining the damage consisting of the loss of centre portion of the bridge.

  • A Ditched Truck in the Plain beyond Rimini

    A Ditched Truck in the Plain beyond Rimini

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4793

    image: two British soldiers wearing greatcoats stand side by side looking at a truck leaning into a ditch. In the background is the men's jeep, parked outside a ruined farm house.

  • Battle in an Orchard of Almond Trees in Sicily: Morning of July 21st 1943

    Battle in an Orchard of Almond Trees in Sicily: Morning of July 21st 1943

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3385

    Image: a track running through an orchard with a stationary tank on the right. Two bodies lie at the side of the track and the ground is covered in debris. In the centre of the image is a group of injured or exhausted soldiers sitting under a tree.

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