The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome the photo shows the allies over looking casino,
U.S. troops aboard a landing craft head for the beaches during Operation Torch of the North African Campaign. Operation Torch was the joint British and American planned invasion (with additional support from soldiers and sailors of Free France, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia) of Axis-held French North African territories. Oran, Algeria. 8 November 1942.
Captain Eugene Kirby of Granite Falls, North Carolina as he speaks to his platoon leaders over an SCR-300 radio on January 6, 1945. Kirby commanded a company in the 2nd Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division. The photo was taken at Rohrweiler, France.