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Melvin C. Shaffer World War II Photographs

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    • Mt. Vesuvius at night, eruption of 1944

    • 1944
    • Italy and Southern France
    • The fury of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius was more apparent at night when lava flow could nearly always be seen, a pattern of outcroppings that changed nightly. Here the front is advancing towards Naples. This flow occurred irregularly...
    • Mt. Vesuvius eruption, Naples, 1944

    • 1944
    • Italy and Southern France
    • A view of Vesuvius from the western part of Naples, clearly showing the massive lava cloud spewing from the volcano's top. This photo, made near the beginning of the eruption, shows a southward flow of lava and a very high concentration of ash in...
    • Vesuvius, 1944

    • 1944
    • Italy and Southern France
    • Mt. Vesuvius in eruption near the village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio.
    • Vesuvius, 1944

    • 1944
    • Italy and Southern France
    • Mt. Vesuvius in eruption near the village of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio.
    • Mt. Vesuvius

    • 1944
    • Italy and Southern France
    • Mt. Vesuvius seen during eruption, 1944. This farmland was near the northwestern sector.

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