Wednesday, September 17, 2014

George Frederick Kaye

 Gunners of the New Zealand Divisional Artillery manhandling their gun as a result of a target switch on the Cassino Front in Italy, 17 May 1944
 Infantry soldiers being brought forward in transports to the 
forward area as the Allies advance past Cassino in Italy, 18 May 1944
 Italian civilians peer around the corner of a street that is crossed at the top by 
enemy machine gun fire, in the southern part of Florence, 6 August 1944
[here's my question: what are you people doing out in
the street in the middle of a machine gun battle??]
 K A Jacobs and R W North collecting ammunition from a pit immediately behind one of the forward New Zealand machine gun posts on the 8th Army Front in Italy, 14 May 1944
 New Zealand Bren gunner C A Coleman provides 
covering fire in forward areas of 8th Army Front, 14 May 1944
[note the extra ammo clips to the left of the gunner]
 New Zealand soldiers explore the byways of old Bari, Italy, November 1943
 New Zealanders billetted in village behind Italian Front 
make friends with the household, 6 January 1944
 NZ infantry soldier rushes the entrance to a German dugout during the attack in which NZ captured the German HQ of the Sangro River Defence Line near Castelfrentano, Italy, 2 December 1943
 Peasant women at work in their garden just behind 
the forward area of the Italian Front, 16 December 1943
The heavy Allied assault on Cassino was witnessed in the early stages by American Red Cross nurses who made a strictly off-duty visit to the ruined town of Cevaro, 15 March 1944

Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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