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Anzio, Operation Shingle reenactment and commemoration

Started by PFC Rossi , Mar 08 2013 02:19 PM

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#1 PFC Rossi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

On January 22nd, 1944 allied American and British troops landed at Anzio and Nettuno, Italy, to bypass the Gustav line that blocked allied advance in the thrust toward Rome.
Among other American forces debarked from landing craft the paratroopers of 504th PIR and 509th PIB.
The Great Generation Airborne Reenactors Group went to Anzio beach to take part in the commemoration to remember that fateful days and all the boys that there and then.

Troopers of 504th PIR just debarked
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But as soon as they landed, they discovered that slight resistance would oppose the landings, so they settled down
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The Big Boy (And I'm not referring to our buddy Pvt. Brody)
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#2 PFC Rossi

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

Some other pictures
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The enthusiasm of having avoided a bitter fighting the Germans was great
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Also, we had the Honor to meet Santo Pelliccia (Class 1923), a Folgore Italian Paratrooper that FOUGHT at El Alamein
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The GGARG (Great Generation Airborne Reenactors Group) in front of the Anzio Casino

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Edited by PFC Rossi, 08 March 2013 - 02:31 PM.


#3 cco23i

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

WOW, just WOW. Looks GREAT!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Only spotted a postwar grenade (which is a minor thing), everything else looks great!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

great rossi!!! i've never seen before the pic showing me and sekko dancing..at last i see.. actually we could be a wonderful couple :-)
r u able to upload some more? (not of me dancing of course..we should spare the gentlemen here in this forum such a wrongdoing)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

lunch time

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#7 BARman

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

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how's your chow buddy?
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#8 PFC Rossi

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

Thank you for appreciating!
What I want to point out is that this is the Real Anzio beachead, not somewhere else; this is exactly where one of the biggest operation of the WW2 took place and at the Anzio Casino was established the HQ for allied forces.

Thank you Lawrence for your contributions, but stop posting pictures of yourself you narcissist!

#9 Pvt. Winowski

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

Brilliant pictures! Nothing beats historical ground...

Cheers

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#10 BARman

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

ahah red!! u can clean my boots and polish'em very well btw :-)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

it's not my bad if no one took pics of your sorry rump :D :P

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#12 BARman

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:57 AM

rump??? ahah red it's culo btw

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:58 AM

Some of the best reenactment pictures I have ever seen.

Great work!

#14 PFC Rossi

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

Some of the best reenactment pictures I have ever seen.

Great work!

Thank you!!
Upcoming...the 1st Battle of Cassino! ;)

Edited by PFC Rossi, 11 April 2013 - 01:22 PM.



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