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Italian Campaign 60th Anniversary, October 22 - November 3, 2004

Ceremony at Cessena to honor Smokey Smith, Canada's last surviving Victoria Cross winner


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Cessena Ceremony, October 29, 2004


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"The Canadians in Italy" poster, Cessena


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Cassino Commonwealth War Cemetery


Marianne & Bernard Pelletier at uncle's grave, October 26, 2004


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Rome, near Colosseum, October 24, 2004

Sandee,Tom Baker, Janet, Jack Reynolds (guide) Camille and Cecille


Bill (Seaforths) & Lynn Worton


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Cassino Commonwealth War Cemetery

Darren & Julia Wagner, the Wortons, Stan Scislowski (Perth Regiment), Alessandro Campagna, and Roberto Molle, Battle of Cassino Historical Association,


Roberto Molle, Valerie Sinclair, Alessandro Campagna, Diane LaFontaine at the Melfa River, October 25, 2004


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Strathcona Horse and Westminsters cross the Melfa on May 24, 1944

Mayor of Roccasecca with official delegation at Melfa River


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Professor Montemaggi with Deputy-Mayor of Tavullia at Hill 204, the Gothic Line, October 28, 2004


Professor Amadeus Montemaggi, Deputy-Mayor, Dr Danny, and Stan Scislowski at Hill 204, the Gothic Line


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Moro River Cemetery

Nora McMurachy at her brother Jimmie Cassell's grave


Three RCRs: Burrows, David Hernandez, and Henry Helfrich


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Gov-Gen Adrienne Clarkson at grave of Lt Mitch Sterlin, Royal Cdn Regiment

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Alberta's wine shop, Ortona


(left to right) unidentified, Alberta, Ken, Tullio Lazzerini, Camille, Mrs Lazerini

Alberta was named after the Edmonton Regiment that made their advance down Corso Garibaldi


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Ortona Ceremony, October 27, 2004


The Thompson family enjoy the celebrations in Ortona


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Wally Smith at commemoration of Ortona as a heritage site by Parks Canada


Wally Smith with a "little soldier"


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Wally Smith and lady from Ortona were once young in Ortona


Ed Hulme with Italian boy and girl scouts in Rome


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Gary and Chamille share the spotlight with a live Egyptian mummy in Rome


Pope John Paul addresses the crowd


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pub lunch, Rome


pub lunch, Rome


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St Peters Church, Rome


Valerie with St Peters Church in the background


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Some of our group pose with Prof Montemaggi at San Fortunato Ridge


San Fortunato Ridge, captured by the Canadians on September 19-20, 1944


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Villa Belvedere, San Fortunato Ridge


Agira Canadian War Cemetery


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Ceremony at the Agira Canadian War Cemetery, November 1, 2004


Ed Hulme at grave of former comrade


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Bill Worton and Ed Hulme at Dr McDonald, Seaforth Medical Officer's grave


John Searle at the grave of West Nova comrade


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Ralph Kearney of the Ontario Tanks poses with RCMP member


Valerie and Ralph pose with Mountie


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Canadian landing beaches in Sicily


Ceremony at Ipsica, Sicily, Novembe