BATTLE OF ITALY: To Rome

With Naples in the fist of Lieut. General Mark Clark's Fifth Army and Foggia behind General Sir Bernard Montgomery's Eighth, the Americans and British had clinched a useful victory in southern Europe. In 29 days they had overrun more than 20,000 square miles of territory inhabited by 8,000,000 people. The timetable had improved over the last one in Sicily, where the Allies needed 38 days to conquer 10,000 square miles. They were one-third the long way up Italy's boot, well on the way to Rome. Around Salerno, the hard-fighting Fifth had lost nearly...

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