Salerno – Via Benedetto Croce

Allied Soldiers enjoying the beautiful view of Salerno during Operation Avalanche
in the via Benedetto Croce, 1943
Then image: ??
Now image: V. Lai (with permission, thank you)
Then/Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Battipaglia – Via Roma (2)

Two days after taking Battipaglia, Italy, the commander of Operation Avalanche, General Clark visited the town with airforce commander of the Middle Sea General Sir Arthur Tedder. The yellow building behind the leaves was there in 1943 and is still there.
Then image: ??
(non-commercial use only)
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Paestum (3) – Temple of Neptune

American maintenance, supply and medical services had their Headquarters at Paestum after going on land from the beaches of Paestum. The staff headquarters of the 480th harbour batallion was located in the Temple of Neptune.
Then image:  USNA (non commercial use only)
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Salerno – Lungomare Trieste

While disembarkation on the beaches continued, some ships dared to sail directly to the port of Salerno in 1943. Here soldiers entering the boulevard Lungomare Trieste.
Then image: IWM (Imperial War Museum)
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Acerno (3) – Piazza Pasquale Freda

Allied troops in the tiny mountain village of Acerno, Italy in 1943.
Then image: USNA
Now image: www.nowstalgia.eu, Cor Sleutel

Battipaglia – Via Roma

Two days after taking Battipaglia, Italy, the commander of Operation Avalanche, General Clark visited the town with airforce commander of the Middle Sea General Sir Arthur Tedder. Check the yellow building, that’s the connection with the past.
Then image: USNA
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Acerno (2) – Via Roma

Operation Avalanche: Allied troops entering the mountain village of Acerno, Italy in 1943.
Then image: found on facebook (non-commercial use only)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Napels – Town Hall

Daimler scout car of 1st King’s Dragoon Guards at the town hall in Naples, 1 October 1943.
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204382
© IWM (NA 7433)
Creator: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Mott (Sgt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

 

 

Paestum (2) – Via Magna Graecia

Operation Avalanche: Allied Soldiers at Paestum, Italy, which served as US Fifth Army HQ after the landings at Salerno, September 1943. Here they walking towards the junction the Via Magna Graecia / Via Porta Aurea.
Then image: found at Facebook
(non commercial use only)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

Torre Annunciata – Via Vesuvio

Troops of the British Army 1/6th Queen’s Regiment riding on a Sherman tank of the British Army Royal Scots Greys regiment, Torre Annunciata, Italy, 1 Oct 1943.
Then image: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205204381
Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: NA 7347
Creator: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit,Knight (Capt)
Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel