With the Fifth Army on the Salerno front

Object Title

With the Fifth Army on the Salerno front

With the Fifth Army on the Salerno front

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 102

Level

Item

Scope and Content

After some extremely bitter fighting over several days the capture of the port of Salerno by the Fifth Army announced in the Allied communique of September 11th. Here are some early stages of the occupation in and around Salerno. The widening area of occupation quickly brought in Vietri, immediately above Salerno on the coast, and Battipaglia, south east of Salerno. Photo shows: Refugees moving along a narrow lane near Battipaglia.

Numbered BNA.6850.WA and 2493.ER.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

Associations

Creator(s) War Office

Contents

  BEN 102 - With the Fifth Army on the Salerno front