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Title: Anzio, January, 1944

Description: Looking over the roofs to Anzio harbor where landing craft and ships are anchored during the attack by the U.S. Fifth Army, which the Germans were slow to resist; German forces had been sent to counterattack the Allied invasion at Salerno and elsewhere, leaving only a single Germany company of infantry to defend a nine-mile stretch of Anzio beaches; German resistance, however, stiffened as Hitler ordered several crack panzer and infantry divisions to "puncture the Anzio abscess," and bitter fighting occurred for the next four months as U.S. forces attempted to fight their way out of the Anzio-Nettuno pockets, occupied by the 1st and 3rd Infantry and the 1st, 3rd and 4th Rangers; the overly cautious Major General John P. Lucas, commander of VI Corps, which spearheaded the Anzio invasion, failed to take advantage of the initial weak German defenses, his indecision if not paranoia allowing a German build-up of forces that would later claim thousands of American lives and delay the capture of Rome; the bitter fighting at Anzio was profiled in the 1968 film Anzio;

Date: January 23, 1944

Category: World War II

Keywords: Anzio landings, Second World War, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1710 x 1075 (1.84 MPixels) (1.59)

Print Size: 14.5 x 9.1 cm; 5.7 x 3.6 inches

File Size: 5.27 MB (5,523,576 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000010261

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection


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