History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

28 January, 2012

On Leave in Italy

British soldiers enjoying Italy while on leave in 1944 and 1945. 

By the San Marco Church, Venice. Source

In the Piazza San Marco, Venice. Source

A gunner reads his guidebook before touring Rome. Source

A pause for a smoke by the Colosseum. Source

A glance at the guidebook by a fountain in Rome. Source

Soldiers walking across St. Peter's Square, Rome. Source

Two Americans talk to a Brit in St. Peter's Square, Rome. Source

Allied troops walk up to St. Peter's, Rome. Source

An open-air cafe in the Piazza San Marco, Venice. Source

A drink on a street in Rome. Source

Soldiers chat with a gondolier in Venice. Source

A gondola ride in Venice. Source

Soldiers filling up a gondola. Source

See also this photo of British soldiers taking a gondola ride in Venice 1916!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Abit of a break from the war, eh?

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