Paestum, Italy

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by smdarby, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    I must admit I don't know much about the Italian campaign, but thought I'd post a few pictures of WWII sites I accidentally came across while visiting the Paestum archaeological site in Italy last week. Next to the hotel we stayed in at the beach was a park with a couple of monuments - one to US 36th Div and one to US 45th Div.
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  2. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    After googling "Paestum 1943" (apologies for my ignorance - I never realized the Allies landed so far south of Salerno!) I came across a photo of a stone tower and recognized it as the one right outside our hotel. It was used by German snipers during the landings. Here is a comparison between the photo from 1943 and one I took: untitled.png IMG_0765.JPG
  3. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member

    Photo of the Paestum temples from 1943 and last week:
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