36th Division in World War II

PEACE RETURNS TO SALERNO

Many families escaped the bombings and artillery fire but returned to find their homes destroyed.
Lt. Rex T. McCord, Sgt. Cleburn Kroll and Pvt. Pete Burns talk with an Italian town mayor shortly after the invasion.
Built in 700 B.C., the temple of Neptune at Paestum recalls an ancient Greek civilization.
Italian women open outdoor laundry under ancient ruins of Paestum. Soldiers welcomed this opportunity, had to furnish soap.
American and German troops have long since left Salerno in this view taken nearly two years after the landings. The structures are badly battle-scarred, but jagged mountain peaks in the background still give beauty to a panorama at the Salerno harbor.

 

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