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List Of Italian Campaign Battles

Updated June 14, 2019 11.8k views36 items

List of every major Italian Campaign battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Italian Campaign battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Italian Campaign, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Italian Campaign list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Italian Campaign battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Battles here include everything from Allied invasion of Italy to Allied invasion of Sicily.
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  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Battle of Asiago or the Trentino Offensive, nicknamed Strafexpedition by the Austrians, was a counteroffensive launched by the Austro-Hungarians on the Italian Front on May 15, 1916, during World War I. It was an unexpected attack that took place near Asiago in the province of Vicenza after the Fifth Battle of the Isonzo. Commemorating this battle and the soldiers killed in World War I is the Asiago War Memorial....  more
    • Locations: Veneto, Italy
    • Part of: World War I, Italian Front
    • Combatants: Kingdom of Italy
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Battle of Caporetto, took place from 24 October to 19 November 1917, near the town of Kobarid, on the Austro-Italian front of World War I. The battle was named after the Italian name of the town. Austro-Hungarian forces, reinforced by German units, were able to break into the Italian front line and rout the Italian army, which had practically no mobile reserves. The battle was a demonstration of the effectiveness of the use of stormtroopers and the infiltration tactics developed in part by Oskar von Hutier. The use of poison gas by the Germans played a key role in the collapse of the Italian Second Army....  more
    • Locations: Soča
    • Part of: World War I, Italian Front
    • Combatants: Kingdom of Italy, German Empire
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
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    Battle of Cisterna

    The Battle of Cisterna took place during World War II, on 30 January-2 February 1944, near Cisterna, Italy, as part of the battle of Anzio that followed Operation Shingle. The battle was a clear German victory which also had repercussions on the employment of U.S. Army Rangers that went beyond the immediate tactical and strategic results of the battle. During this battle, the 1st, 3rd, and 4th U.S. Army Ranger battalions, the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion, and the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, which had been brigaded as the 6615th Ranger Force, were assigned to support the renewal of an attack by the 3rd Infantry Division, which had previously failed to take Cisterna from 25–27...  more
    • Locations: Anzio, Italy
    • Part of: Italian Campaign
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
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    Battle of Garfagnana

    The Battle of Garfagnana, known to the Germans as Operation Winter Storm and nicknamed the "Christmas Offensive", was an offensive of Axis forces on the western sector of the Gothic Line during World War II. It took place in December 1944 in the north Tuscan Apennines, near Massa and Lucca. In late December 1944 the German 14th Army under General Kurt von Tippelskirch, using a mixed Italian / German force of some eight infantry battalions, launched a limited objectives attack on the left wing of the U.S. Fifth Army in the Serchio valley in front of Lucca to pin units there which might otherwise be switched to the central front. Anticipating some operation of this sort, the Allies had...  more
    • Locations: Lucca, Italy
    • Part of: World War II, Italian Campaign