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        Battle of Anzio | Ken Burns: The War

        View images taken from the 1944 Battle of Anzio, which took place in the European Theater of World War II, in Italy. Allied forces arrived in a risky amphibious beach landing made to surprise and overtake German forces. They became engaged in a five-month battle to break through German lines at Anzio and Monte Cassino. The allied plan was to liberate the city of Rome, and the objective would be met on June 4, 1944.

        Anzio: German Gun Trench | Ken Burns: The War

        Soldiers of the American 5th Army examine a winding trench that leads to a German gun emplacement. Anzio, Italy. May, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-50V-10).

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        Anzio: American Dead | Ken Burns: The War

        The dead body of an American soldier lies face down in the dirt at Santa Maria Infante, near Anzio, Italy. May 15, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208.AA-50Z-4).

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        Anzio: Landing | Ken Burns: The War

        American soldiers file ashore at Anzio, Italy. January, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-51E-7).

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        Anzio: Firing from Farmhouse | Ken Burns: The War

        In a farmhouse near Anzio, Italy, infantrymen of the 5th Army take aim at enemy positions. April 14, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-189582).

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        Anzio: Digging In | Ken Burns: The War

        American soldiers dig in along the bank of the Mussolini Canal near Anzio, Italy. February 15, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-50V-12).

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        Anzio: Transporting the Wounded | Ken Burns: The War

        Wounded American soldiers aboard a landing craft terminal are ferried to a hospital ship off Anzio, Italy. January 31, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-278921).

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        Removing the Wounded at Anzio | Ken Burns: The War

        In Anzio, soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-51-S-4).

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        Anzio Casualties | Ken Burns: The War

        American soldiers clean up a hospital shelled by the Germans. Anzio area, Italy. April 10, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-189163).

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        Anzio: Forward Scout | Ken Burns: The War

        A forward observer from the Fifth Army at an observation post near Anzio, Italy. April 9, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-407143).

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        Anzio: Beach Landing | Ken Burns: The War

        American soldiers arrive at Anzio, Italy. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-192681).

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        Anzio: Camp | Ken Burns: The War

        An aerial view of an American camp near the Anzio beachhead, Italy. May 25, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-50V-7).

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        Dugout Beds | Ken Burns: The War

        Injured soldiers at a makeshift hospital near the beachhead at Anzio, Italy. February 22, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (208-AA-51G-2).

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        Machine Gun Emplacement | Ken Burns: The War

        A machine gun emplacement near the Anzio beachhead. February 29, 1944. Credit: The National Archives (111-SC-188961).

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