World Battlefronts: ITALIAN FRONT: Red Spring

In Italy Field Marshal Albert Kesselring could smell spring in the air. For the Field Marshal, spring and better weather might mean an all-out assault upon his lines. Already, at some points, the Allies were attacking. Using tactics old when General James Wolfe scaled Quebec's heights in 1759, Major General George P. Hayes's roth Mountain Division was jolting the German loose from the Apennine positions upon which he had based the center of his line. South of Bologna expert climbers set ropes on sheer cliff faces. Up those ropes swarmed the troops...

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