Category: 1943

Aftermath of the battle of Gela, Sicily, 12 Ju…

Aftermath of the battle of Gela, Sicily, 12 July 1943. American soldiers, civilians and casualties in the cathedral square

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Original “LIFE” caption: “At the feet of the two American soldiers lies the dead body of an Italian sergeant. The piles of clothing and dark splotches of blood were left after most of the dead and wounded were taken away. In the background the flag flies over the Ranger headquarters. The stall ahead of the gaping Sicilian in a white suit is an outdoor bookstore”.

Japanese destroyer Harusame underway, 30 Nove…

Japanese destroyer Harusame underway, 30 November 1943

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An Italian civilian policeman provides an Amer…

An Italian civilian policeman provides an American soldier a refreshing drink of water following Operation Husky: the Allied invasion of Sicily and the capture of the town of Troina from Axis forces. August, 1943.

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Bette Davis, 1943.

Bette Davis, 1943.

Detroit police officers defend blacks from the…

Detroit police officers defend blacks from the white mob during 1943 race riot, c. June 2st, 1943

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Soviet Ski Troops pass under the portico of th…

Soviet Ski Troops pass under the portico of the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad, New Year’s Day 1943

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An Italian woman kisses the hand of a soldier …

An Italian woman kisses the hand of a soldier of the U.S. Fifth Army after troops move into Naples in their invasion and advance northward in Italy, on October 10, 1943.

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Trailer Park in Baltimore, 1943.

Trailer Park in Baltimore, 1943.

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Shot Down Ace. By Alexander Deineka, 1943

Shot Down Ace. By Alexander Deineka, 1943

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Mira Zigrin and Georges Skrigin, Yugoslav part…

Mira Zigrin and Georges Skrigin, Yugoslav partisans and members of the Theatre of National Liberation in a play, a part of the 2nd Meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia in Jajce, 1943.

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