Tag Archives: Italy

Liberating the Eternal City

On June 4, 1944, Allied troops liberated Rome. Correspondents who had covered the brutal slog through Italy reveled in the moment.

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Henry T. Waskow and the Ernie Pyle tribute that made him famous

By the end of 1943, Ernie Pyle’s dispatches had become the indispensable lens through which Americans on the home front viewed their war. Though he was twice as old as many of the men whose toils he chronicled, Pyle’s humble, in-the-trenches approach endeared him to four-stars and grunts alike. All it took was a glance at a couple of his

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