Thursday, July 10, 2008


This Day in the History of Americans Fighting for the Freedom of Others

On this day in 1943, Operation Husky began as U.S. and U.K. forces invaded Sicily. I have a lot of problems with how the war in Italy was fought. We should have done an Inchon type end around in September, 1943 on the Adriatic coast south of Venice and trapped some of Germany's better combat units in the boot. (I know about Anzio). As it was, we started at the bottom and wasted thousands of lives allowing the Germans to wage an effective fighting retreat for 22 months. The war ended before we got to the Brenner Pass to Austria.

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Who made that decidion?

I don't know. I blame Mark Clark for everything bad in Italy, however. We came in 7th last night. We needed you.
Next time, I promise.

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