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  • Salerno, Calabria and Taranto, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    World War II

    Invasion of Italy

    Salerno, Calabria and Taranto, Italy
    Saturday Sep 4, 1943

    On 3 September 1943, the Western Allies invaded the Italian mainland. The invasion lasted to 17 September 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.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Sep 11, 1943

    Hirohito

    The Emperor Response on The American advance Through The Solomon Islands

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Sep 11, 1943

    On September 11 the Emperor ordered Sugiyama to work with the Navy to implement better military preparation and give adequate supply to soldiers fighting in Rabaul.




  • 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.




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