His carbine resting within easy grabbing distance, Pfc. Russell Smith of my Monona, Iowa, toys with a light lunch of K rations in his foxhole near La Haye du Puits, better known as Hooey La Pooey, France. The cigar and the battered topper were found by Smith in an abandoned Nazi dugout. The picture was taken by Yank photographer Sgt. Reg Kenny.
These are Germans evacuating Rome. Before any Allied troops entered the capital city, and Italian took these pictures of the withdrawing Germans from the upper story window of the house were he had concealed himself. Later he gave them to YANKs Sgt. George Aarons, who reached Rome with the first Allied patrols.
When in Rome, hold a Roman baby and be popular with the populace, says Pvt. Ben Pollack who was among the first American soldiers to enter the former Axis capital. YANK'sSgt. George Aarons photographed Pvt. Pollack standing on a motorcycle surrounded by a happy, well-dressed crowd.