Monte Cassino was the cornerstone of the German defensive system known as the Gustav Line and, while it remained intact, it prevented any further advance on Rome from the south […]
After four months of bitter fighting since invading the Italian mainland, by the end of 1943 the combined British and American armies hadn’t got much to show for it.
Six days after Montgomery’s Eighth Army landed on the toe of Italy and began its ponderous advance north, troops of the Anglo American Fifth Army came ashore at Salerno
Not a lot has ever been written, or said, in Australia about the long and bitter campaign conducted against the Axis (mostly German) forces in Italy during the Second World […]
It’s the geography that counts (among other things) The present conflict for the control of Libya seems to have reached a stalemate…
On the night of 27/28 April 1944, flying from the secret RAF Tempsford Airfield in England a Mark V-LL356 NFU Halifax bomber of No. 138 ‘Special Duties’ (SD) Squadron carrying […]
Based on the premise of Hitler’s imminent defeat, the agenda of the Yalta Conference of February 1945 was basically about the partition of post-war Europe, but that same tide confirmed […]