World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ITALY: To The Line

The slow fight through northern Italy began to speed up again. Both the Fifth and Eighth Armies made their most rapid advances in weeks, passed Arezzo in the center, on the west drew close to the German Arno River line, outpost of the Gothic mountain line where the Germans hope to stand and hold.

Along the Tyrrhenian Sea Lieut. General Mark W. Clark's Fifth Army, stymied on the coastal road, threw its shoulder against a sector farther inland. It heaved through the hills to outflank the port of Leghorn, Italy's third largest, which...

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