the year is 1942 ww2 is raging and the world is in chaos. but vito was poor...like super poor. he and his friend decided to rob a jewelry store.
the cops caught him he was slower since he was carrying the bag. his friend was not caught he escaped with some jewels though he is know rich.but back to vito the army drafted him for the invasion of sicily since he was italian.
they see the coast of Sicily. it is ww2 they are in a landing ship. They hold there breath especially Vito. He is afraid of going back you see he was from sicaly.
The invasion of Sicily, began before dawn on July 10, 1943, with combined air and sea landings involving 150,000 troops(including Vito), 3,000 ships and 4,000 aircraft, all directed at the southern shores of the island.
For the next five weeks,vito moved toward the northwestern shore of Sicily, then east toward Messina, protecting the flank of Montgomery’s veteran forces as they moved up the east coast of the island.
Meanwhile, jarred by the Allied invasion, the Italian fascist regime fell rapidly into disrepute, as the Allies had hoped. On July 24, 1943, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was deposed and arrested.