Italian battleships Vittorio Veneto (left, foreground) and Littorio (right, background) firing their main batteries in the Mediterranean during World War Two, sometime between 1940 and 1943.
Vittorio Venetto and Littorio were sister battleships, and both saw extensive service during the war – particularly Vittorio Venetto. Both ships were surrendered to the Allies in late 1943 and awarded as war prizes in 1945 (Vittorio Veneto to Britain, Littorio to USA), and were eventually scrapped.
Book suggestion ⤵️
📖 Italian Battleships of World War II (Mark Stille, 2011)