Xmas from the Time Life Archives

Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White of the US Fifth Army in Italy in 1944.

Amer. WACs Pfcs. Dorothy Dittwald, Dorothy Charpenter decorate small Christmas tree in 75-mm. shell as & Sgt. Crawford hangs a Christmas wreath on the door of their tent on the Italian front in the Appennine Mountains.

Lighted MERRY XMAS sign behind 65-ft. Christmas tree lit up by Italian bulbs strung up by Special Services & the 53rd Signal Battalion at the top of Radicosa Pass at 2500 ft. elevation direction signs to Bologna as Amer. MP stands guard.

WACs Pfc. Dorothy Carpenter, Dorothy Dittwald & Sgt. Crawford, making paper chains to trim a tiny Christmas tree as they also open gifts sent to them from home, in their tent on the Itallian front in the Appennine Mountains.

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