Events for Wednesday 9th September 2020

On This Day in History

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Phil's Birthday

9th September 2015

Phil's 18th Birthday, init.

Further Reading

The Devil's Birthday
(Paperback - 288 pages)

The Devil's Birthday, one of the most celebrated accounts by a British writer to tell the full story of the Operation Market Garden, the Allied attempt in 1944 to seize three major river crossings - including the road bridge at Arnhem, the famous 'bridge too far' - and thus secure… Read more...

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Operation Avalanche

9th September 1943

The main invasion at Salerno by the United States Fifth Army began on the 9th September, and in order to secure surprise, the decision had been taken to assault without preliminary naval or aerial bombardment. However, tactical surprise was not achieved, as the naval commanders had predicted.

Further Reading

Salerno 1943
(Hardback - 192 pages)
by Angus Konstam

In September 1943, in the first weeks of the Allied campaign to liberate Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force of over 80,000 men was nearly beaten back into the sea by the German defenders in a ferocious ten-day battle at Salerno, south of Naples. This is the story of the tense,… Read more...

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