The Day Rome was liberated

Jun 04, 2014 1216

by Ken Beaton

"We're in Rome," was the June 5, 1944 lead headline in The Stars And Stripes, our armed forces daily newspaper. The front page was filled with Rome liberation stories. Stars and Stripes staff writer Sgt. Jack Raymond's headline was "Delirious Crowds Stop Tanks Jerry Couldn't."

"Rome, June 4 – The mighty armored columns of the last Armored Division which all day had pressed forward along Highway 7 and smashed every delaying attempt by the Jerries (Nazi Army) was finally stopped in the streets of Rome by a jubilant-crazy populace."

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