Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An American Soldier Sleeps on a Pile of Rocks During the Drive Towards Rome

Casualties of war: An American soldier sleeps on a pile of rocks during the drive towards Rome in May 1944. In his lap is a Carbine .30 M1 rifle. The Italian Campaign was long a bloody and saw the deaths of tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides, as well as many thousands of civilian casualties. The picture was made by LIFE photographer Carl Mydans


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