Breda-30:The Wehrmacht adopted this machine-gun in small numbers after the occupation of Italy in 1943, using the name MG-099(i). It filled a similar role as the German MG-34, a light machine gun, predominantly utilized in the Italian Campaign battlefields. It was viewed as a poorly designed weapon with a low rate of fire, low magazine capacity and used the underpowered and unreliable 6.5mm×52mm cartridge. It was also highly prone to stoppages.
The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome the photo shows the allies over looking casino,
General Murat arriving in Paris with flags captured from enemy and copy of Armistice of Cherasco, 1796, Napoleon Bonapartes First Italian Campaign, Napoleonic Wars, illustration from first Italian edition of Memorial of Saint Helena, first volume, 1842
The British Army on its way to the Austrian border in the last days of the Italian campaign, 1945 - pin by Paolo Marzioli
The Sicilian and Italian Campaigns, 1943-1945 At the Casablanca Conference in January 1943, the Allied leaders determined that, after they had gained all of North Africa, the next operation would be in the Mediterranean. The aim was to force Italy out of the war. As the first step, on July 10, 1943...
Italian Campaign: a 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division’s Sherman tank advance in the mud of the Central Italy. The 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division took part in the Italian Campaign until the end of 1944 seeing notable action on the Hitler Line (in May 1944 Senger Line) and on the Gothic Line in August 1944 (Library and Archives Canada PA-164019).
"The Italian Campaign" There is always a sparkle. #europeansummer #summer17 #italy #milano #fashionshoot #fashionphotography #sparklers #gothic #theme #dark http://butimag.com/ipost/1557923388563317846/?code=BWe2xFSluRW
French army, Italian campaign, 1796. L to R - line fusilier, General Bonaparte and light infantry carabinier
World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome
Liri Valley, on the road to Rome, 1944 Read more: World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-in-color-photos-italian-campaign/#ixzz3Q24CsY2l