WW Two Images Pioneering Female Photographer Margaret Bourke-White

 Margaret Bourke-White, One of the First Women to achieve fame as a photographer took thousands of photographs of world war two on assignment to life magazine.
Rome fell to Allied forces on 4 June 1944 but tis victory was overshadowed by D-Day on 6 June 1944.
Amer. soldiers working on amphibious vehicle in front of bombed-out buildings, during cleanup of damage done by evacuating German demolition teams. Naples, Italy. Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White, October 1943

 

Pioneering female photographer Margaret Bourke-White took some of World War Two’s best photographs which were featured in Life Magazine. This is a series she did of the US Army in Italy in 1943.

The Italian campaign was the longest single campaign of World War Two fought by the Anglo-Americans.  Two armies, one British and Commonwealth and British Indian Army troops, the other American, crawled up the Italian peninsula.

The entire campaign was under the command of the Allied C-in-C Mediterranean, Sir Harold Alexander.

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US Army Capt. Francis A. O’Neill, 46, in charge of ORG. FARM which handles all freight that is unloaded and dispatched to various Army dumps in the city.

 

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US Army engineers running the “GENERAL MARK CLARK SPECIAL” rattling along a newly constructed spur line past a grain elevator and a bombed warehouse along the waterfront.

 

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US Army engineers working on equipment next to a bomb-damaged statue of nude men in a city park where they have chosen to pitch tents for their living quarters.

 

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US Army engineers working on filling holes in street in front of a barrage balloon & the blown-out bldg. of the Port Surgeons office, during cleanup of damage done by evacuating German demolition teams.

 

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American soldiers working on an amphibious vehicle in front of bombed-out buildings, during cleanup of damage done by evacuating German demolition teams.

 

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US Army engineers lolling around a tent in front of a huge bombed-out warehouse which they are reconstructing to be used for their supply storage, during cleanup of damage done by evacuating German demolition teams.

 

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Rome: Three American GIs at liberty, getting their picture taken by an Italian street photographer as 2 sailors look on.

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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