"Kiss of joy in Rome" US Fifth Army Private Elmer Sittion, gets a kiss from an Italian lady on his arrival in the eternal city. June Allied soldiers said that seeing the joy on people's faces made them feel proud.
Italian men are rounded up by German and Fascist Italian soldiers in front of the Palazzo Barberini in reprisal for the partisan attack on the SS Police Regiment Bozen on the narrow street of Via Rasella on 13 March 1944 which killed twenty-eight SS.
Today is the anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion that began to turn the tide against the Nazis. Having visited the beaches of Normandy years ago, this day is always special for me. Photo: Holy Mass on the beach after the D-Day invasion