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  • Sicily, Italy
    Saturday Jul 10, 1943

    World War II

    Operation Husky

    Sicily, Italy
    Saturday Jul 10, 1943

    The Allied invasion of Sicily, code named Operation Husky, the operation begun 9 July and ended 17 August 1943.




  • Cassibile, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    World War II

    Italy surrendered

    Cassibile, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    The Armistice of Cassibile was an armistice signed on 3 September 1943 by Walter Bedell Smith and Giuseppe Castellano, and made public on 8 September, between the Kingdom of Italy and the Allies. The armistice was approved by both King Victor Emmanuel III and Italian Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. The armistice stipulated the surrender of Italy to the Allies.




  • Italy, Balkans, Southern France
    Thursday Sep 9, 1943

    World War II

    One million soldier disarmed

    Italy, Balkans, Southern France
    Thursday Sep 9, 1943

    Operation Achse which lasted from 8 to 19 September, was the code name for the German operation supported by Italian fascists to forcibly disarm the Italian armed forces after Italy's armistice with the Allies on 3 September 1943. The Germans disarmed over a million Italian troops within a matter of days, annihilating the Italian military and state.




  • Hotel Campo Imperatore, Italy
    Monday Sep 13, 1943

    World War II

    Benito Mussolini rescued

    Hotel Campo Imperatore, Italy
    Monday Sep 13, 1943

    German special forces then rescued Mussolini, who then soon established a new client state in German-occupied Italy named the Italian Social Republic, causing an Italian civil war.




  • Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Thursday Dec 30, 1943

    Fido (dog)

    Black Day

    Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Thursday Dec 30, 1943

    This was during the Second World War, and on December 30, 1943, Borgo San Lorenzo was subjected to a violent allied bombardment: many factories were hit, and many workers, including Soriani, perished. That evening, Fido showed up as usual at the bus stop, but did not see his beloved master disembark.




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