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Victory in Africa and Southern Europe

On the first day of the invasion of Sicily, troops from a landing craft dash ashore.
On the first day of the invasion of Sicily, troops from a landing craft dash ashore.
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Towards the end of 1942, the war in Africa began to turn in the Allies' favour. With the ejection of Axis forces from North Africa, Allied attention turned to invading first Sicily and then Italy.

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Further reading

  • Barnett, C., Engage the Enemy More Closely (London: Norton, 1991)
  • Playfair, I., The Mediterranean and the Middle East, vols.1-3 (London, 1954-60)
  • Neillands, R., Eighth Army: from the Western Desert to the Alps, 1939-1945 (London: John Murray, 2004)

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