Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Into Hell Harbor

In three short months, the fishing village of Anzio had become the seventh largest importing harbor in the world. To the Army, this stupendous growth is a sorry sign of a bitter, consuming stalemate. But the Navy could look at Anzio with pride as another great achievement of amphibious operations.

Landing craft of the Navy's amphibious force disgorged their first supply cargoes on the Anzio beachhead last Jan. 22. Five hundred tons a day was then the limit. Built more for shook than endurance, the ugly little vessels were not expected to keep up the supply service for a very long...

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