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List Of Italian Campaign Battles

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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.
  • The air raid on Bari was an air attack by German bombers on Allied forces and shipping in Bari, Italy, on 2 December 1943 during World War II. In the attack, 105 German Junkers Ju 88 bombers of Luftflotte 2, achieving complete surprise, bombed shipping and personnel operating in support of the Allied Italian campaign, sinking 27 cargo and transport ships and a schooner in Bari harbour. The attack, which lasted a little more than one hour, put the port out of action until February 1944 and was called the "Little Pearl Harbor". The release of mustard gas from one of the wrecked cargo ships added to the loss of life. The British and US governments covered up the presence of mustard gas and its...  more
    • Locations: Bari, Italy
    • Part of: World War II, Italian Campaign
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group during the Second World War. The operation followed the successful invasion of Sicily during the Italian Campaign. The main invasion force landed around Salerno on the western coast in Operation Avalanche, while two supporting operations took place in Calabria and Taranto....  more
    • Locations: Calabria, Italy
    • Part of: World War II, Italian Campaign
    • Combatants: Kingdom of Italy, Canada, Italy, United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers. It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. It launched the Italian Campaign. Husky began on the night of 9–10 July 1943, and ended on 17 August. Strategically, Husky achieved the goals set out for it by Allied planners; the Allies drove Axis air, land and naval forces from the island and the Mediterranean's sea lanes were opened. As a result of the invasion, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was toppled from power in Italy. It opened the way for the invasion of Italy....  more
    • Locations: Sicily, Italy
    • Part of: World War II, Italian Campaign
    • Combatants: Allies of World War II, Kingdom of Italy, Axis powers, Nazi Germany
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Battle of Ancona was a battle involving forces from modern-day Poland serving as part of the British Army and German forces that took place from 16 June–18 July 1944 during the Italian campaign in World War II. The battle was the result of an Allied plan to capture the city of Ancona in Italy in order to gain possession of a seaport closer to the fighting so that they could shorten their lines of communication. The Polish 2nd Corps was tasked with capture of the city on 16 June 1944, accomplishing the task a month later on 18 July 1944....  more
    • Locations: Ancona, Italy
    • Part of: World War II, Italian Campaign
    • Combatants: Poland, Nazi Germany