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German officers announcing the seizure of Italian artwork, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944German soldier displaying a certification made to German 1st Paratroop Panzer Division
German officers announcing the seizure of Italian artwork, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944German soldier displaying a certification made to German 1st Paratroop Panzer Division 'Hermann Göring' to transfer artwork from Monte Cassino, Italy to Germany, 4 Jan 1944
German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 3German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 3
German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 3German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 3
German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 3 of 3German trucks parked before the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944; they were about to be used to transfer Italian artwork to Germany
German troops seizing Italian artwork at Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944, photo 3 of 3German trucks parked before the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, Italy, 4 Jan 1944; they were about to be used to transfer Italian artwork to Germany
Gregorio Diamare and the ecclesiastical authorities of Monte Cassino abbey giving German Luftwaffe troops the permission to remove artwork for transfer to Germany, 4 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2Gregorio Diamare and the ecclesiastical authorities of Monte Cassino abbey giving German Luftwaffe troops the permission to remove artwork for transfer to Germany, 4 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2
Gregorio Diamare and the ecclesiastical authorities of Monte Cassino abbey giving German Luftwaffe troops the permission to remove artwork for transfer to Germany, 4 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2Gregorio Diamare and the ecclesiastical authorities of Monte Cassino abbey giving German Luftwaffe troops the permission to remove artwork for transfer to Germany, 4 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2
Missing port rail of Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord, damaged in heavy seas during the Battle of the North Cape, Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944. Note depth charge launchers.Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord at Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944 after the Battle of the North Cape. Note churning water from Stord’s reversed port screw.
Missing port rail of Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord, damaged in heavy seas during the Battle of the North Cape, Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944. Note depth charge launchers.Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord at Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944 after the Battle of the North Cape. Note churning water from Stord’s reversed port screw.
Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord’s commanding officer LtCdr Skule Storheill (left) and his first lieutenant Lt T. Holthe aboard the Stord in Rosyth harbor, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944
Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord’s commanding officer LtCdr Skule Storheill (left) and his first lieutenant Lt T. Holthe aboard the Stord in Rosyth harbor, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jan 1944


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