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Italian / Mediterranean Front

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Lucas Musich

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Itailan/ Mediterranean Front

Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower Harold Alexander Battles Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)
Battle for Rome Battle of Ancona Maps Death of Mussolini

After the Allied occupation of Southern Italy, the King ordered Mussolini to be arrested in order to sign the armistice. Mussolini was captured and executed on April 28, 1945, as well as his mistress, Claretta Petacci, by Mmi
Created By Lucas Musich Josh Bruck Brooke Weihs Kelsey Bartley Struggles of Italy's Military

Italy's military was viewed as weak
This was due from poor equipment, ineffective political leadership, rather than because of its troops
They had a navy but no aircraft carriers
Their equipment was outdated
leadership issues: split between Mussolini and royalty
Soliders had little idea what they were fighting for

Random Fact
The average lifetime of an Italian government is the gestation period of a horse Italian Campaign The Italian Campaign was based on capturing the German and Italian forces in Italy After the allies had won against Germany in North Africa they wanted to go up against the Italian forces. At this time they were not ready to invade Germany or France yet, and decided to invade Sicily instead. Sicily is an island of Italy. After they invaded Sicily they invaded the mainland of Italy starting the Italian campaign. The campaign lasted the entire war. The German froces in Italy surrendered on May 2, 1945.
Later became known as the forgotten front and some of the soldiers called themselves the D-Day Dodgers. Failure of Italy's Government
Mussolini decides to join Hitler The people were split between Mussolini and Royalty Mussolini's arrest Fascism Benito Mussolini Rodolfo Graziani http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Campaign_(World_War_II)
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America once issued a 5-cent bill! Quick Fact All Polar Bears are left handed ! Alfedo Guzzoni Assault on Sicily Allied Generals Axis Generals Invasion of Sicily "When we land against the enemy, don't forget to hit him and hit him hard. When we meet the enemy we will kill him. We will show him no mercy. He has killed thousands of your comrades and he must die. If your company officers in leading your men against the enemy find him shooting at you and when you get within two hundred yards of him he wishes to surrender—oh no! That bastard will die! You will kill him. Stick him between the third and fourth ribs. You will tell your men that. They must have the killer instinct. Tell them to stick him. Stick him in the liver. We will get the name of killers and killers are immortal. When word reaches him that he is being faced by a killer battalion he will fight less. We must build up that name as killers."
-George S. Patton

George S. Patton Battle of Ortona Quick Fact The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonalds ! Quick Fact The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo. Quick Fact A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length. Brooke Weihs

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