The Allied Invasion of Italy

Disastrous History: A Disasters of History Podcast


By the summer of 1943, there were Allied boots on Axis soil. Sicily had been taken, and fascism’s grip on Italy was beginning to loosen. But Allied command was faced with a tough decision – what to do next?


Dan is joined by historian, author and broadcaster, James Holland, to explain why they decided to invade Italy proper and tell us how the invasion played out.


Produced by James Hickmann and edited by Dougal Patmore.


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