Prime Minister Mackenzie king what are we going to do about Italy/Sicily
We are going to invade and liberate Italy/Sicily.
ill start sending the troops.
July 1 1943 the attack on Sicily begins
there are boats coming from canadian boats coming.
September 2 1943 goal: is to win a secure beachhead. The west Nova Scotia regiment captured Reggio Calabria beachhead. Later Marshal Pietro Badgolio said that it was impossible to beat the allies and the Italians stopped fighting the allies.
All we have to beat is the Germans now.
Now we attack central Italy.
we have now captured a beached.
Winter Spring 1944 Canadian troops took control of Ortona. German General ordered the withdrawal of his troops to Torre Mucchia north of Ortona. Canadian patrolled north of Ortona but didn't attack beacause they needed time to rebuild.
We need rest.
We shouldn't attack the Germans yet.
We are soon to continue north.
On september 20, the Greek mountain brigade finally captured Rimini. The Greeks asked for a Canadian red ensign to fly with a greek flag to show that italy was liberated
YA RIMINI IS LIBERATED!
!944 on December 4 Italy was liberated. 92757 canadians served in Italy nearly a third died, the total canadian casualties for the campaign was 5399 killed and 19486 wounded and 365 died for other reasons. But was it worth it?