Saturday, August 01, 2009

Hot Spot

A GI fires his BAR as two Italian partisans lie low behind a pile of debris. The Italians came along to guide the patrol to the concealed German positions.

The Nemi Vally, near Rome, is a pleasent center of the wine-grape business. Or was before the war moved in. Into this valley went a scouting patrol of American infantrymen, guided by Italian partisans. With them went Sgt. George Aarons, YANK photographer. The patrol found German strength much greater than expected. Its members had to fight their way out, through clearings raked by German machine-gun fire, to return to their base of operations.

YANK 30 July 1944 British Edition