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1943 Photo of Jeeps in Sicily on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I figured at the very least that the church still existed. So, I made some guesses and determined where I think the photo at the bottom was taken.

The church is in the town of Gela, Italy. The church still looks about the same, but the building to the left has seen some changes.


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“1943 Press Photo Soldiers in jeeps park outside of building & old church, Sicily. This is an original press photo. World War II – Sicily. … glory flies from a building in Gela in southern Sicily after the city fell … invading Americans. A column of jeeps pauses near an ornate old church which looks out of place beside modern military machines. Photo measures 7.5 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 7-24-1943.”




One comment on “1943 Photo of Jeeps in Sicily on ebay

  1. rdjeep

    I think the building on the left is not the one in the original photo. In the original photo, that building would be directly across the street from the church. It was probably about where that tent is in the new photo. Still cool to see the comparison.

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