The landing at Anzio, 22 January 1944
Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1944.
HMS 'Spartan' bombarding enemy shore positions as Allied landing craft close in on the beaches. The cruiser was disabled and abandoned after a direct hit from a German radio-controlled gliding bomb (Henschel HS 293) off Anzio on 27 January 1944.
From a collection of 650 photographs compiled by the Commando Association.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection