Gordon Hansford, with Monte Cassino in the distance, during a trip to Italy in 1985.
Gordon Hansford's Army-issue canteen that, in Italy, was used more for wine than water because the safety of the drinking water there could not be trusted.
While fighting in Ortona, bayonets, like this one, were often used by jamming them into the side of a wall and hanging a grenade on them so soldiers could blow a hole through a wall. It was safer to work through town this way than use the streets.
Medal from the City of Ravenna, Italy, the last city to be liberated by Allied Armies.
"...I was attached to different units in the 1st Canadian Infantry Division all the way up Italy."