Aerial Photo of Rome, c. 1944
This aerial photograph shows part of central Rome c.1944, just before the Allies liberated the city. North is roughly at the bottom of the photo. The Coloseum can be seen at the bottom left, the Victor Emmanual momument (also known as the Altar of the Fatherland) at the bottom right, connected by the Piazza Venetia. The rectangular space to the top is the Circus Maximus. This collection of archeaological riches explains why neither side really wanted to fight inside the city.
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Rickard, J (7 April 2018), Aerial Photo of Rome, c. 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_aerial_photo_rome.html