The Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy circa September 1944
Gift of Dorothy Poitevent, from the Collection of The National WWII Museum
"The Ponte Vecchio [bridge], Florence, Italy." Circa September 1944
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Photographs from the service of Dr. George Grant of the 24th General Hospital, who served in North Africa and Italy. According to Tulane University, "The 24th General Hospital, commonly known as the 'Tulane Unit' was composed of personnel from the Tulane School of Medicine and was activated in July 1942. Colonel Walter [Cliff] Royals (Tulane SOM, 1917) was the commanding officer of the Unit. Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The unit served: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943); Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944); Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944); Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) and Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). The 24th General Hospital Unit received the Fifth Army Plaque and Clasp for meritorious service with the Fifth Army. In the First World War Tulane also sponsored a medical unit organized by Dr. Rudolph Matas." See http://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/collection/id/100.
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