OPERATION HUSKY: INVASION OF SICILY AND THE COLLAPSE OF FASCIST ITALY

When:
May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-05-03T19:00:00+00:00
2018-05-03T21:00:00+00:00
Where:
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
Symmes Dr
Manalapan Township, NJ 07726
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donna Mansfield, Program Coordinator
732 431 7220, ext 7225

The decision to invade Sicily codenamed Operation Husky as part of the Allies’strategy to win the battle for the Mediterranean was made at the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. The planning stage of this combined forces operation was confused and protracted and the operation, conducted on July 10, 1943, hardly less so. However once on shore encountering experienced German and Italian military units, the American army came of age as a fighting force. Military victory was attained on August 16 and surprisingly, the victory caused the downfall of the Fascist government in Italy. The presentation will cover the important aspects of this combined operation and their impact.

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