2 SAS group 1943
John Robertson

2 SAS group 1943

Italy 1943
left to right
Pete Tomasso
Tony Greville-Bell
George Daniels

photo source Gavin Mortimer
I don't think is Italy if in 1943. That's because in 1943 SAS were not in northern part of Italy and the roof of the house behind is a tipical northern italy (or more france?).
 
I don't think is Italy if in 1943. That's because in 1943 SAS were not in northern part of Italy and the roof of the house behind is a tipical northern italy (or more france?).
 
Matteo are you saying this was 1945. SAS were operating out of Cecina in 1945 to parts of Northern Italy. My father was in Roy Farran's Italy Detachment as their SQMS - John Alcock. It seems to be the summer months as the men have their shirt sleeves rolled up. The roofs of the houses are steep to throw off snow perhaps.
Any more ideas anybody?
 
The sun on the men's faces is low and from the left side. This suggests a morning or evening shot - in 1943 they were in Sicily and Southern Italy via Taranto to Bari area. but the steep roofs suggest a snow area to me so this remains a mystery.
Graham
 
The sun on the men's faces is low and from the left side. This suggests a morning or evening shot - in 1943 they were in Sicily and Southern Italy via Taranto to Bari area. but the steep roofs suggest a snow area to me so this remains a mystery.
Graham
 

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