Captured German troops after the Battle for Rome

Description
Once Mydans was freed from a Japanese internment camp, he went straight back to work. After writing a story for LIFE back in the United States, Mydans returned to the European front in time for an important Allied victory. Eight months after Italy had surrendered to Allied forces, Rome was liberated. Following months of battle in the area of Cassino, the U.S. Fifth Army made their way towards Rome. The capture of the city, although controversial, was significant since it was the first Axis capital to fall. There was little resistance from German forces once the Allies reached the outskirts of the city; German headquarters had ordered their troops to retreat. The men shown here were among the few Germans captured by the Allies. They are awaiting shipment to prison.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1944-06
1944
photographer
Mydans, Carl
place made
Italia: Lazio, Rome
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2005.0228.068
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.068
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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