World Battlefronts: Qualified Victory

The Allies won a qualified victory at Salerno, deprived the Germans of a major one. Below Naples, from beaches where death and uncertainty had lately reigned, the British-American Fifth Army moved inland, taking towns, a few airdromes, hills where hell had breathed from German guns. The British Eighth Army had come up from the south. Eighteen days after their first entry into Hitler's Europe, the Allies in lower Italy had the ports, the airdromes, the space they needed to secure their entry and give the Germans an unqualified defeat. For that end, they must...

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