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 Lieutenant) February 04, 2016

It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000-70,000 Allied and 150,000 German soldiers died in Italy. Overall Allied casualties during the campaign totaled about 320,000 and the corresponding German figure (excluding those involved in the final surrender) was well...read more

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The Churchill Tank, better known as the Churchill Infantry Tank or Churchill Tank Mk. IV, was the most successful British tank used in World War II. It was best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around...read more

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According to FM 3-0, Operations, “initiative is setting or dictating the terms of action throughout the battle.”1 Historically, units that lose the initiative rarely are able to recover and reassert themselves in combat against the enemy. 

In the American and British invasion of Anzio,...read more

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In September 1943 the Allies made their first landings on the European mainland. Although the Italian government capitulated on the eve of the invasion, the German Army did not. The confrontation between Allied and German forces in Italy resulted in some of the most brutal fighting in World War...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 03, 2015
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A small pamphlet, one of a series on Indian Infantry Divisions that fought World War II and published by the War Department, Govt of India (before the British gave independence to India in 1947). Anonymously authored.

The Division came into this war along the most ancient rivers of...read more

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 Lieutenant) December 11, 2014
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I first joined No. 454 Squadron in February 1944 from RAF Shandur in Egypt until I was tour expired the following January. My connection with the Squadron continued more recently as the Secretary of the 454/459 Squadron’s Association and I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the foreword...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 27, 2014
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By the end of the first week of August 1944 members of the British Eighth Army stood on the Ponte Vecchio, bridging the Arno River in recently liberated Florence, Italy. The Eighth Army had just completed a campaign, in conjunction with the U.S. Fifth Army, that had kept Axis forces in Italy in...read more

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