Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Withdrawing German Troops Near Train Station of Ancona

A day before Walter Hollnagel arrived as a photographer of the RVM (Reichsverkehrsministerium) in Italy, Rome was occupied by the Allies on 4 June 1944 without resistance. We can only speculate then about the propagandistic success of Hollnagel mission there. The image that he made ​​of the withdrawing troops near the train station of Ancona on the Adriatic today are described as a unique historical document in color that we want to show here, although sometimes lack of direct rail reference


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