1945 Print Invasion Italy World War Two Troops Relaxing Rest Operation XEMA8


This is an original 1945 monochrome halftone print of American GI's enjoying some food and a taking advantage of a chance to get off their feet, at Salerno, Italy, in September, 1943. Due to constant advancing and shifting of lines, troops had few real opportunities to relax during the day.


This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 4.75 inches; 15 x 12 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Food, Can, Fire, Uniform, Beverage, Historical Image, Wartime, WWII