1944

January

US Army troops landing at Anzio during Operation Shingle, late January 1944.

February

The Abbey of Monte Cassino in ruins after being destroyed by Allied bombing, February 1944.

March

The March 1944 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

April

May

The prime ministers of Britain and the four major dominions at the 1944 Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, 1 May 1944.

June

Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.

LVTs heading for shore on 15 June 1944 during the Battle of Saipan.

July

The aftermath of the failed 20 July plot to kill Hitler.

August

Szare Szeregi Scouts also fought in the Warsaw Uprising.

Jewish prisoners of Gęsiówka liberated by Polish soldiers from Batalion Zośka, 5 August 1944

Crowds of French people line the Champs Élysées following the Liberation of Paris, 26 August 1944.

September

Waves of paratroopers land in the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden in September 1944.

October

The light aircraft carrier Princeton afire, east of Luzon, 24 October 1944.

The Volkssturm were founded in October 1944.

The beginning of the Battle of Leyte, 20 October 1944.

November

December

Victims of the Malmedy massacre.

George Marshall becomes the first Five-Star General on December 16, 1944.

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2 thoughts on “1944”

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  2. Enjoyed reading through this, very good stuff, thanks . “It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.” by John Andrew Holmes.

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