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By LINDA ADAMS
The Italian Campaign of World War II was launched with the invasion of Sicily in June of 1943. British forces landed on the “toe” of Italy on September 3, the same day that the Italian government agreed to an armistice with the Allies. The Germans, however, continued to resist the Allies without Italian help. They set up lines of defense across Italy and it took four major offensives by the Allies between January and May of 1944 before the lines were

Officials at the special cermony
broken. The U.S. forces took possession of Rome on June 4, 1944. However, the German Tenth Army was allowed to get away and, in the next few weeks, were responsible for doubling the Allied casualities in the Campaign. No campaign in Western Europe cost more than the Italian campaign in terms of lives lost and wounds suffered by infantry forces.
One of these casualitities was a soldier who came from Schley County, Georgia. His name was James H. McElhenney. He was ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story. Or click here to view the article as it appeared on the front page.
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