Events for Friday 9th September 2022

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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.

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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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