Italian Campaign of WWII , The
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When our family visited Italy last March, my oldest daughter asked what I could tell her about the WWII Italian Campaign. My reply, “The Allies seemed always to be attacking up impossibly steep mountains.” The Allied invasion of Sicily caused the fall of Mussolini, the collapse of Fascist Regime, and an armistice with the Allies on the 8th of September, 1943. However, German forces immediately moved in and took control, not giving up until the final defeat of Germany in May 1945.