The United States vs. the WW2 Volcano

WW2 Volcano

For a brief period in March of 1944, the greatest force facing off against the Americans in Italy during WWII was not that of the Axis Powers, but rather, that of Mother Nature herself. As the Mount Vesuvius roared to life in the middle of the Allied push through Southern Europe, a New York Times writer described the volcano as sounding “exactly like artillery fire.” And against nearby two American airfields, it would prove even more devastating than the Luftwaffe…

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