Operation Husky background

Operation HuskyThe decision to invade Sicily was agreed by the Western Allies at the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. 'Operation Husky' was to be a combined amphibious and airborne attack scheduled for that summer under the supreme command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Aci Sant Antonio

Aci San Antonio 1943After the fall of Catania's 13th Corps continued its march north through the narrow strip between Mount Etna and the sea. The journey through this densely populated part of Sicily was costly and slow.

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Acireale 1943 50th Division16 km north of Catania lies the town of Acireale. It took the 50th Division 2 days to conquer the town and the roadblocks the Germans and Italians set up.

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