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  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1944

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1944

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

    NA 18351

    A knocked-out German 'Hornisse' (or 'Nashorn') 88mm self-propelled gun with the graves of its crew in the foreground, Gothic Line, September 1944.

  • 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...

  • COMMEMORATION OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 2004

    COMMEMORATION OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 2004

    part of "MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HQ LAND COMMAND" (photographs) Made by: Penfound Giles (WO1)

    HU 94212

    Ray Peach (right), a despatch rider serving with the British Army Film and Photographic Unit, photographed with his best friend Tommy in May 1944. Ray was due to be deployed to Monte Cassino in Italy, but when he fell ill, his friend went in his place...

  • BENITO MUSSOLINI: 1883-1945

    BENITO MUSSOLINI: 1883-1945

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    RI 64739

    Decline 1943 - 1945: Italian partisans view the bodies of Mussolini and other fascists.

  • Catch 22
Milo's Cotton

    Catch 22 Milo's Cotton

    (art) Made by: Lee, Dick

    Art.IWM ART 16784 6

    image: A naked man sits on tree branches in the upper right foreground. Another man approaches the tree, and offers up something. In the background a funeral is taking place.

  • Catch 22
Snowden's Funeral

    Catch 22 Snowden's Funeral

    (art) Made by: Lee, Dick

    Art.IWM ART 16784 11

    image: A funeral scene, with troops at the grave side, and a chaplain in robes conducting the ceremony. In the background is an Italian landscape, with a city on the hill to the right. In the middle distance a naked figure is visible, sitting in a tree.

  • Funeral of Partisans in Ravenna

    Funeral of Partisans in Ravenna

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1945

    Art.IWM ART LD 5026

    image: a funeral procession consisting of trucks containing coffins and covered with wreaths, interspersed with groups of mourners walking along an Italian street. Crowds gather in an adjoining street to view the proceedings.

  • The Execution

    The Execution

    (art) Made by: Evans, Merlyn 1945

    Art.IWM ART 15279

    image: A heavily abstracted piece with an isolated hanging form representing a dead body in the centre of the composition, which hangs from a horizontal structure. This is surrounded by an amorphous mass of shapes, which appear to suggest a crowd of...

  • 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.

  • Children killed by a Grenade, Italy 1944

    Children killed by a Grenade, Italy 1944

    (art) Made by: Houghton, Stanley 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4612

    image:A woman stands in the foreground with the covered corpse of a child at her feet. Behind her two soldiers are carrying a limp body out of a ruined building. Next to them are two shrouded corpses on the ground. A third soldier is speaking to a group...

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