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A Canadian Sherman in the streets of Ortona, Italy. The battle was extremely fierce and it became known as 'Little Stalingrad on the Adriatic".

Canadian Army Sgt. George A. Game of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit operates his camera, filming action while kneeling between the corpses of two dead German soldiers during the Battle of Ortona of the Italian Campaign. Ortona was the site of fierce fighting between the German 1st Parachute Division (1. Fallschirmjägerdivision) and the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The ferocity of the battle led it to be known as the “Little Stalingrad.” Near San Leonardo di Ortona, Province of Chieti…

Private F. Jones of The Royal Canadian Regiment repairing his motorcycle near Militello, Italy, August 18, 1943