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Pontoon causeway to unload LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Gela in the July 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. In "With Every Letter," Lt. Tom MacGilliver lands at Gela.

US Seventh Army landing at Gela, Sicily 10 July 1943 in Operation Husky: Allies invade Sicily. On July US Seventh Army lands at and takes Gela, Scoglitti, and Licata, while British Eighth Army lands at and takes Syracuse.

17th August 1943: Italian prisoners in trucks clog the North coast roads of Sicily following the invasion. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

17th August 1943: Italian prisoners in trucks clog the North coast roads of Sicily following the invasion. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The Sicily Landings 9-10 July 1943: A tractor comes to the rescue of an armoured vehicle which had stuck in the mud temporarily during the invasion of Sicily, several landing craft can be seen in the background at dawn of the opening day of the invasion.

The Drive for Messina 10 July - 17 August British dummy tanks on the Catania Plain.

Operation Husky: The Sicily Landings 9-10 July 1943: Instructions being signalled to waiting landing craft by semaphore at dawn of the opening day of the invasion of Sicily. One is LCI (L) 124 the other is an unidentified LCT.

Operation Husky: The Sicily Landings July Instructions being signalled to waiting landing craft by semaphore at dawn of the opening day of the invasion of Sicily. One is LCI (L) 124 the other is an unidentified LCT.

Allied forces on their way for the invasion of Sicily near port city of Gela. Italy. 1943

Allied forces on their way for the invasion of Sicily near port city of Gela.

A British soldier reads up on Sicily, the target for the next Allied invasion, July 1943.

A British soldier reads up on Sicily, the target for the next Allied invasion, July 1943

Grave of the first American casualty on the beach near Gela during the invasion of Sicily

[Photo] Grave of the first American casualty on the beach near Gela during the invasion of Sicily, Italy, 12 Jul 1943

Grave of the first American casualty on the beach near Gela during the invasion of Sicily

1943. American 9th Troop Carrier between Gafsa, Tunisia and Licata, Sicily in July, 1943.

American Troop Carrier between Gafsa, Tunisia and Licata, Sicily prior to the invasion of mainland Italy in July, Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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