First, I would like to tank one of my fellow historian on waralbum.ru which has done a terrific work in fishing and sorting all these photos from the dusty archives. In second, I want the reader to note that the purpose of this photographic archives is simple : allow peoples which are studying this era or this units to add their own comment or knowledge to a particular photo. This is the reason why I have numbered the photos from 001-100. So if you can add something, do not hesitate and use the comment area bellow (French – Dutch – German – English). I will add your information and credit you as well. Last but not least beside the fact that the photos posted here are 2600pixels resized, should you need one for a book cover, just send me a note because originally all these photos are in VHD (+5000 px).

1945, Rescia Pass, Italy. Gen George P. Hays CG of the 10th Mountain Division stands left with three others officers at Rescia Pass. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(001)

1945, Campo Tizzoro, Italy. Gen George P. Hays, CG 10th Mountain Division, points to a map of Europe as Gen Robinson E. Duff looks on at Campo Tizzoro, Italy. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(002)

10th Mountain Division soldier, Pfc Charles Herman smiles from foxhole, surrounded by miscellaneous equipment.

1945, Italy. A 10th Mountain Division soldier, Pfc Charles Herman smiles from foxhole, surrounded by miscellaneous equipment. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(003)

1945, Italy. View of a 10th Mountain Division soldier leading a line of German PWs up a hill. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(004)

1945, Italy. German soldier killed in action. Note Hand Grenades ready to be used and K98. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(005)

1945, Italy. Sgt John K. Coyle painting sign for 10-MD Headquarters in a steep mountainous area

1945, Italy. Sgt John K. Coyle painting sign for 10-MD Headquarters in a steep mountainous area. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(006)

1945, Italy. A Mountaineer serves food to an Italian man, possibly a member of the Alpini, Italian Mountain Troops

1945, Italy. A Mountaineer serves food to an Italian man, possibly a member of the Alpini, Italian Mountain Troops. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(007)

1945, Italy. A Mountaineer guards two German prisoners. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(008)

1945, Italy. Mountaineers collecting German prisoners all around the area. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(009)

1945, Italy. An Alpini, one of Italy’s mountain troopers and two 10th Mountain Division soldiers stand at the Italian border guard-house. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(010)

1945, Italy. Two Mountaineers prepare a Browning Cal .30 Water Cooled machine gun emplacement in the Italian woods. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(011)

1945, Italy. A Mountaineers group loads boxes of Ballantine ale onto a US Army truck. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(012)

1945, Italy. A 10th Mountain Division Medic Team bandages the knee and hand of a wounded civilian woman. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(013)

1945, Venice, Italy. 10th Mountain Division soldiers on leave take a ride in a gondola in Venice. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(014)

1945, Italy. 10-MD Mules at an Italian creek. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(015)

1945, Italy. 10-MD mule drivers and burros rest on a road. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(016)

1945, Italy. Training keeps the men fit for combat and rappelling is sure one of the best for the Mountaineers. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(017)

1945, Italy. Roy O. Bingham, Blizzard photographer and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division in Italy, holds a camera canvas covered box and poses for a portrait in front of an haystack. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(018)

(Above and Bellow) 1945, Italy. One of the 10th Mountain Division’s support in Italy, was the 1st Armored Division. The photo shows a medium Tank of the 13th Armored Battalion (1st Armored Division) entering cautiously in a small town. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(019) – (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(020)

1-13 Armor deploys with or without equipment, builds combat power, conducts military operations in support of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, or other headquarters and redeploys. The origin of the 1st Battalion, 13th Armor can be traced to Troop K, 13th Cavalry (13th Horse), constituted on February 2 1901 and organized under the 13th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Meade, South Dakota on July 26 1901. The regiment served in the Philippines from 1903 to 1905 and again from 1909 to the end of 1910. From 1911 to 1921 the regiment was stationed along the Mexican border and was involved in the Punitive Expedition in 1916. The 13th was the first unit into Mexico and the last out. The regiment remained active between the world wars, being stationed in Texas and Kansas. In 1936 the 13th Cavalry became part of what was to become the nucleus of the Army’s armored force. As part of the 7th Cavalry Brigade (Mechanized), the 13th laid the foundations of the new armored divisions which were to come into being in 1940. Col Charles L. Scott, the Regimental Commander at the time, was to become the first commander of the 2nd Armored Division. On July 15 1940, the 13th Cavalry was re-designated the 13th Armored Regiment and became part of the new 1st Armored Division. On November 8 1942, the 13th Armored, as part of Combat Command B, landed in Oran, Algeria, to participate in the Allied counteroffensive in North Africa. From that time on the 13th never was far from the fighting, and it ended the war almost at the Swiss border in Italy. From 1946 to September 1947 the 13th served as part of the US Constabulary in Germany. It was inactivated at Coburg, West Germany on 20 September 1947.

1945, Italy. Seven Mountaineers pose for the camera at a sandbag bunker. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(021)

1945, Campo Tizzoro, Italy. Three members of the 10-MD newspaper “The Blizzard” in Campo Tizzoro. Left to right are : Sgt Frank K. Kappler, T/4 Henry I. Moscow, H. Richard Shea. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(022)

1945 Mountaineers on the move in Italy. Note : Browning Automatic Rifle, Pack-boards (2nd model) and BC-1000 Radio Set (SCR-300). (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(023)

1945, Italy. Mountaineers : on the move again. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(024)

1945, Italy. Mountaineers : on the move again. (NARA)(Amyatishkin)(EUCMH)(HD)(025)

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