Saturday, June 12, 2010

66 Years Ago

This month 66 years ago, the Allied Forces liberated Rome. Here are some photographs of this time from The Imperial War Museum in London

Pope Pius XII addressing the crowd in St Peter's Square, Rome, from the balcony of St Peter's Cathedral at 6 o'clock in the evening of 5 June 1944 when Allied troops entered Rome

The band of the Irish Brigade plays in front of St Peter's Church in the Vatican City, Rome, 12 June 1944.

Autumn 1944: Leading Aircraftman John Healy, Royal Air Force standing in St Peter's Square in Rome before playing the organ in St Peter's Cathedral. At this time a member of the RAF played the organ in St Peter's Cathedral every Sunday

Source: The Imperial War Museum, London