US troops land at Salerno

Object Title

US troops land at Salerno

US troops land at Salerno

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 114

Level

Item

Scope and Content

The Fifth Army met stiff opposition when it fought its way inland from the beaches around Salerno. The Germans launched at least five counter attacks which were all repulsed. Heavy fighting continues in the Salerno area. Photo shows: This is one of the first pictures of American landing operations on the Italian mainland in the vicinity of Salerno. Picture by radio from Algiers; P.W.B.-O.W.I. radio transmission from US Army Signal Corps via Cable and Wireless Limited. Picture issued September 1943.

Numbered RA.203 (WP).

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

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