Here’s mud in your eye, 75 years ago today

An American combat engineer sergeant of the 5th Army with coffee and a donut from the Red Cross near Livergnano, Italy, 29 October 1944.

Mark Clark’s understrength 5th Army was at the time facing the Kesselring’s Germans at a stalemate along the Gothic Line directly North of Florence, the last grueling stop up the Italian boot before reaching Austria.

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