The Royal Navy during the Second World War Supporting the opening stages in the battle for Rome with coastal bombardments and escorts for the landing craft of all types that swept into the beaches at Anzio in t... More
The Royal Navy during the Second World War HMS ORION going in to bombard German batteries on the Italian coast near Naples (photographed from the British minesweeper CIRCE).
The Royal Navy during the Second World War Flashes from the 6 inch guns of the Leander class cruiser HMS ORION can be seen against the darkness during a night-time bombardment of enemy positions on the Garigliano River.
The Royal Navy during the Second World War HM King George VI with Admiral Sir John Cunningham and Rear Admiral Mansfield (left) on board HMS ORION at Naples.
WAR PICTURES OF THE ASSAULT ON SICILY. 10 JULY 1943, ON BOARD HMS HILARY, OFF SICILY. Warships of the Royal Navy shelling gun emplacements (HMS ORION).