By Jon Diamond
The formidable Operation HUSKY required meticulous making plans. Montgomery's 8th military and Patton's 7th landed effectively even though the air touchdown proved expensive. whereas the end result used to be now not doubtful the mountainous terrain acted within the defenders desire. The German presence used to be larger than anticipated and the big bulk of the enemy have been Italian. In little over a month, the 1st americans reached Messina.
The strategic plan was once profitable: the Italian capitulated, Hitler needed to make stronger his Southern flank relieving strain at the Soviets and helpful classes have been discovered through Allied for D-Day.
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