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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

… German Luftwaffe.

"Italy was invaded in 1943 because it was an Axis power and Nazi Germany's chief ally. The following year, the Allies faced a different and even deadlier enemy one that was impartial. It had a reputation for devouring entire communities regardless of their politics.

The Italian Campaign began on July 10, 1943, when the Allies invaded Sicily. The "toe" of Italy's boot was next known as Operation Baytown which took place on September 3. The Allies succeeded, forcing the Italian government to declare an armistice five days later.

Not all Italians were happy with the truce and continued fighting against the Germans. Those who did not, were imprisoned or killed by Germans furious at the Italian government's betrayal…"
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goragrad07 Sep 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Not much ink usually spilled on Mother Nature's contributions.

Interesting to see one written up.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


alan L Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Very interesting article: many thanks Tango.


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