27 Dec 41: British Commandos raid the Norwegian port of Vaagsoy in Operation Archery, killing 200 Germans and destroying 16,000 tons of shipping, causing Hitler to reinforce the garrison and defenses, drawing vital troops away from other areas. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1227&s=411227 #WWII
German POWs captured during the early fighting of the Battle of Anzio are photographed behind barbed wire in a temporary collection area. While the others mill about, one soldiers sits with a resolute glare. The Battle of Anzio began on 22 January 1944 with the Allied amphibious landings (Operation Shingle) in the areas of Anzio and Nettuno and would only end after a stalemate lasting five months. Near Anzio, Lazio, Italy. February 1944.