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Italian Campaign Photographs 1943 - 45

The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe. Joint Allied Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) was operationally responsible for all Allied land forces in the Mediterranean theatre, and it planned and commanded the invasion of Sicily and the campaign on the Italian mainland until the surrender of German forces in Italy in May 1945. It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945 some 60,000 Allied and 50,000 German soldiers died in Italy. Overall Allied casualties during the campaign totalled about 320,000 and the corresponding Axis figure (excluding those involved in the final surrender) was about 336,650. No campaign in Western Europe cost more than the Italian campaign in terms of lives lost and wounds suffered by infantry forces.

Operation Husky - Sicilian Campaign 1943

Operation Husky - Sicilian Campaign 1943

The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis. It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed ...
Salerno - Italian Campaign 1943

Salerno - Italian Campaign 1943

The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Alliedlanding on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group(comprising Lieutenant General Mark Clark's US Fifth Army and General ...
Monte Cassino - Italian Campaign 1944

Monte Cassino - Italian Campaign 1944

The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four battles during World War II, fought by the Allies against Germans and Italians with ...
Anzio - Italian Campaign 1944

Anzio - Italian Campaign 1944

Operation Shingle (January 22, 1944) was an Allied amphibious landing in the Italian Campaign against German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. The operation was commanded by American Major General ...
Italy Post Rome 1944 - 1945

Italy Post Rome 1944 - 1945

In the period from June to August 1944, the Allies advanced beyond Rome, taking Florenceand closing up on the Gothic Line. This last major defensive line ran from the coast some 30 miles (48 km) north ...

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