Canadian Soldiers at Ortona-December 1943
Ortona - Troops from The Loyal Edmonton Regiment shelter in a ravaged building while getting grenades ready for throwing.
Ortona - An unidentified member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment firing a PIAT anti-tank weapon.
Fallen Fallshirmjager, battle of Ortona (Italy), december 1943, pin by Paolo Marzioli
Signore Tomasso, an Italian barber, cuts the hair of Private R.J. Tims, Ortona, Italy, 10 January 1944.
The ruins of Ortona, Italy, after liberation from the German army by Canadian forces, December 1943. ( Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.)
Ortona - An unidentified gunner of the Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) laying down harrassing fire with a Vickers machine gun. January 7, 1944. Ortona, Italy (vicinity).
Ortona - The team from The Loyal Edmonton Regiment who dug out Lance Corporal Boyd.
Canadian Bren Soldier Private H.
The Canadian War Museum - A Chronology of Canadian Military History. The Italian Campaign. 1943-1945 Canadian forces participated from the beginning in the Allied campaign in Italy.
Via Dolorosa, Ortona - by Charles Comfort, - one felt a choking claustrophobia in the place- Canadian War Museum
Ortona - Many civilians had stayed in the town throughout the fighting, despite warnings from the Germans to leave. With the end of combat they began emerging from hiding.
The Moro Valley - Burial service of Canadian soldier killed by shell-fire. San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy. December 10, 1943.
Ortona - During the fighting at Ortona, a Canadian truck burns after being set on fire by German mortar fire.
WW2 No 18 British Wireless Radio set. Infantrymen of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment operating a No. 18 wireless set outside Regimental Headquarters, Ortona, Italy, December 21, 1943
Ortona - The ruins could hide snipers or heavier weapons. The rubble could stop a tank. Boobytraps and mines could be anywhere. (This photograph was taken after the fighting at Ortona had ended.)
Ortona - Stretcher bearers evacuating casualties from 'A' Company Headquarters, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I.).