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A group of Italian soldiers photographed in Rome sometime in 1941

A group of Italian soldiers photographed in Rome sometime in 1941

/ October 06, 2011 / 16

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The Germans began Operation ACHSE to disarm the Italian Army after the September 1943 Armistice was made official. The Italian soldiers in here were photographed being disarmed by the 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division.

The Germans began Operation ACHSE to disarm the Italian Army after the September 1943 Armistice was made official. The Italian soldiers in here were photographed being disarmed by the 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division.

/ October 06, 2011 / 13

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Italian soldiers are neither better nor worse than the soldiers of any other nation. All men are by nature fond of the family, of life and peace. To enjoy war is surely degenerate; it appeals more to the single, adventure-seeking man than to the father of a family. Yet in the life of a nation the father, as head of the smallest unit, is more important than the adventurous youth, who in war is the first to be sacrificed. This fact was even more significant to the Italian, who lives so much within the family, than to the German. If the father of a large and young family is killed in action, the only result is bitterness and woe.

Neither Hope Nor Fear, General Frido von Senger und Etterlin

October 06, 2011, 12:26am / 21

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A couple of Brazilian pilots and their jeep caught up in the Mediterranean mud

A couple of Brazilian pilots and their jeep caught up in the Mediterranean mud

Source / October 05, 2011 / 13

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Wrecked Macchi C.200, C.202, Fiat G.50, Cr.42 victims of bombing and strafing lie piled up on Castel Benito Airfield, early 1943. Castel Beinto was renamed RAF Idris after being captured, notice the three P.38s landing

Wrecked Macchi C.200, C.202, Fiat G.50, Cr.42 victims of bombing and strafing lie piled up on Castel Benito Airfield, early 1943. Castel Beinto was renamed RAF Idris after being captured, notice the three P.38s landing

/ October 05, 2011 / 13

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P-47s of the Brazilian Air Force being serviced somewhere in Italy.

P-47s of the Brazilian Air Force being serviced somewhere in Italy.

Source / October 05, 2011 / 11

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/ October 05, 2011 / 13

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Two members of the Wehrmacht inspect an abandoned French Somua S35 tank.

Two members of the Wehrmacht inspect an abandoned French Somua S35 tank.

/ October 05, 2011 / 40

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