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Operation Shingle

Operation Shingle is the name given to an amphibious landing by the Allies in Italy during World War II. It took place on January 22, 1944, under the command of United States Major General John P. Lucas. The object, which was successfully achieved, was to land sufficient forces to outflank the Germans along the Winter Line and set up an assault on Rome itself. The fighting which resulted after the landing is usually referred to as the Battle of Anzio.

Every year, on the same date, on the beaches between the towns of Anzio and Nettuno, is revived the battle, in which participants, rigged and clothes with original uniforms, using vintage vehicles, give back life to the historical conflict.


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