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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American soldiers working on an amphibious vehicle in front of bombed-out buildings, during cleanup of damage done by evacuating German demolition teams.
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.
Rome: Three American GIs at liberty, getting their picture taken by an Italian street photographer as 2 sailors look on.
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