Diary May 15, 1944

MG34 mounted on its tripod with long range sights for sustained fire role

The MG34 mounted on its tripod with long range sights for sustained fire role, as used by the Wehrmacht, still dressed in colonial garb from the campaign in the Western Desert, in their defense of the ‘Gustav’ Line.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, May 15, 1944:

Mediterranean

Italy: Germans begin withdrawing from ‘Gustav’ Line to ‘Adolf Hitler‘ (‘Dora’) Line, immediately south of Rome.

Home Front

USSR: Death of Patriarch Sergei, Head of Government-approved Russian Orthodox Church; aged 77.

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