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Allies in Italy

 
 
brian m
 
Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 01:38 pm
What did the allies hope to accomplish by focusing their efforts in 1943 on Italy?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 8 Sep, 2009 07:30 pm
Did you, like, just decide not to pay attention in class, and now you're shittin' and steppin' in the effort to catch up?

Look at a world map. See where the Suez Canal is. See where England is. Consider that Italy was an ally of Germany. Think about it.
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snj
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2013 09:54 am
@brian m,
Because before 1943, Italy had lost the war to a much weaker enemy,Greece.
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2013 10:49 am
It wasn't the Allies. It was England. Churchill was endeavoring to save the "empire" where the sun never set.

Marshall and Eisenhower couldn't give a rats ass about Italy. They knew Germany had to be defeated by an invasion of France and a campaign though Poland.
In the end Roosevelt acquiesced as the American army needed a jumping off point from England.
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