BATTLE OF ITALY: From Rome to ...

Rome was taken, and Rome was barely scarred. To most of the world these were the important facts about the capture of the first European capital retaken from the Germans. But General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander and his conquering troops were busy with another, further fact: Kesselring's Army, battered, tired and in retreat, could still be destroyed. Alexander's troops surged through and around Rome and pressed the pursuit northward.*

Beyond Rome the three main highways leading north were clogged with German motor equipment. Alexander's tactical air force tore savagely into...

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