Taki Family Collection ddr-densho-164

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The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-1)
img The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-1)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Anzio Express. The big German Railway gun, left behind by the enemy as we overrun Rome from Anzio. This guy was used to shell our positions at the beach. Picture taken in June 1944 in Civitavecchia, north of Rome.
The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-2)
img The Anzio Express (ddr-densho-164-2)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Anzio Express. The big German Railway gun, left behind by the enemy as we overrun Rome from Anzio. This guy was used to shell our positions at the beach. Picture taken in June 1944 in Civitavecchia, north of Rome.
G.I. vehicles in Rome (ddr-densho-164-3)
img G.I. vehicles in Rome (ddr-densho-164-3)
Nisei soldier's caption: Note the GI vehicles. The magic city of Rome. Received my first pass to visit this city, one of the world famous. We were resting then from our strenuous drive from Anzio. The 442nd joined us here.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-4)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-4)
Nisei soldier's caption: Sightseein'. The magic city of Rome. Received my first pass to visit this city, one of the world famous. We were resting then from our strenuous drive from Anzio. The 442nd joined us here.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-5)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-5)
Nisei soldier's caption: Entering toward St. Peter's. Vatican City.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-6)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-6)
Nisei soldier's caption: The world famous St. Peter's Cathedral. Vatican City.
Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum,  Rome (ddr-densho-164-7)
img Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum, Rome (ddr-densho-164-7)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Colosseum in Rome. Way back the people watched gladiators. Now in our modern coliseum we watch football, track, and etc.
Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum,  Rome (ddr-densho-164-8)
img Nisei soldiers visiting the Colosseum, Rome (ddr-densho-164-8)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Colosseum in Rome, interior view. Way back the people watched gladiators. Now in our modern coliseum we watch football, track, and etc.
Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-9)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-9)
Nisei soldier's caption: Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome. A beautiful sight, from glistening white marble, a sight to behold.
Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-10)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome (ddr-densho-164-10)
Nisei soldier's caption: Victor Emmanuel's Tomb, Rome. A beautiful sight, from glistening white marble, a sight to behold.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-11)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-11)
Nisei soldier's caption: Park in Rome. The war bypassed this city, it being declared an open city.
Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-12)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Rome (ddr-densho-164-12)
Nisei soldier's caption: Arch of Rome. The war bypassed this city, it being declared an open city.
Nisei soldiers visiting Italy (ddr-densho-164-13)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Italy (ddr-densho-164-13)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Tiber River. A sluggish muddy stream flowing thru the city.
Nisei soldiers visiting Italy (ddr-densho-164-14)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Italy (ddr-densho-164-14)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Tiber River. A sluggish muddy stream flowing thru the city.
Nisei soldiers visiting Bagnoli (ddr-densho-164-15)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Bagnoli (ddr-densho-164-15)
Nisei soldier's caption: Bagnoli near Naples. After our battalion and the 442nd attached to the 84 division fought to Arno and winning a presidential citation at Varoa near Leghorn we pulled back to Naples in preparation to go to France. Joined here by 800 replacements. Since Bagnoli was close to Naples and Pompeii we went visiting …
Nisei soldiers visiting Mt. Vesuvius (ddr-densho-164-16)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Mt. Vesuvius (ddr-densho-164-16)
Nisei soldier's caption: Mt. Vesuvius near Naples. After our battalion and the 442nd attached to the 84 division fought to Arno and winning a presidential citation at Varoa near Leghorn we pulled back to Naples in preparation to go to France. Joined here by 800 replacements. Since Bagnoli was close to Naples and Pompeii we went …
Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-17)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-17)
Nisei soldier's caption: Pompeii. This city was buried way back when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.
Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-18)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-18)
Nisei soldier's caption: Pompeii. This city was buried way back when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.
Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-19)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-19)
Nisei soldier's caption: Pompeii is still being dug. This is the business district. This city at the time before the disaster was very civilized. Noted lead pipes to bring in water and also of interest to the boys. The casino with very vivid illustrations on the walls.
Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-20)
img Nisei soldiers visiting Pompeii (ddr-densho-164-20)
Nisei soldier's caption: Pompeii is still being dug. This is the business district. This city at the time before the disaster was very civilized. Noted lead pipes to bring in water and also of interest to the boys. The casino with very vivid illustrations on the walls.
Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-21)
img Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-21)
Nisei soldier's caption: Our entry into France. Miyano, Hamamura, Iwamoto, Kimura. Marseille, after a rough 2 day trip where nearly everyone got seasick. Pretty tough trying to get the gals to understand. Cigarettes sold for $20 to $25 a carton.
Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-22)
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Nisei soldier's caption: Our entry into France. Ham and Windbag, Tanaka. Our kitchen hasn't been set up yet. K-ration and C for us. It was so good, like H -- we stayed at a staging area 20 miles from Marseilles and Dijon.
Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-23)
img Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-23)
Nisei soldier's caption: Staging area, Marseilles. Cleaning their rifles. We sure needed them later.
Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-24)
img Nisei soldiers in France (ddr-densho-164-24)
Nisei soldier's caption: Staging area, Marseilles. Just relaxin' with all comfort.
Nisei soldiers crossing the Rhone River (ddr-densho-164-25)
img Nisei soldiers crossing the Rhone River (ddr-densho-164-25)
Nisei soldier's caption: The Rhone River. As we headed for the Vosges, we crossed the river. The vacation at Marseilles couldn't last forever. The gas and vehicle shortage gave us three weeks of rest, but finally in the latter part of September we headed for the Vosges Mtn. near the German, Swiss border. Battling the inclement …

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