National Geographic : 1945 Mar
Northern Italy: Scenic Battleground © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by I'. S. Armny Air Forces. Official Masonry Explodes Like a Volcano; Alessandria Loses a Highway Bridge over the Tanaro Alessandria lies on a main highway skirting the star-shaped Citadel (right), an old fortification. "What a beautiful target !" American bombardiers exclaimed as they regretfully passed it by. Here they also spared the railroad bridge (above). Many an American has worn a Borsalino, the hat made in Alessandria.