Battle Without a Victor

Citino, Robert M.
July 2012
World War II;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p28
The article looks at the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943. The U.S. Fifth Army, under the command of Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, landed near Salerno on September 9 with the goal of eliminating Italy out of the war and destroying the Axis coalition. It details the challenges offered by the invasion of Italy to both sides of the war, and the near disaster of Operation Avalanche.


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