My boss’s father was in this Anzio invasion. I talked to him about it last year.
He’s still sharp as a tack.
Thanks for posting this.
I had an uncle who was wounded during the invasion at Anzio.. passed away quite a few years ago ..
I have a Strategy & Tactics board game simulation of Anzio. It has an accurate map, and the the actual forces duplicated in battalions and regimental size.
The allies are in a low land area facing the Alban Hills between the beachhead and Rome.
As the article states, it is obvious by looking at the map that what was needed was a fast penetration into the Alban Hills on D-Day or thereafter.
I don’t think they wanted to risk it because of the bad experience at Salerno. But doing that might have made the invasion succeed quickly.
Fortunately Hitler wanted to smash the invasion without a realistic understanding of the situation, the local commanders wanted to attack differently.
You're welcome, Lancey.
While they're still alive it's good to thank them for their service and then ask them what they recall about their time in the service. We need to remember, and it helps to hear their personal perspectives.
God Bless your boss's Father!
One of my uncles was in the Anzio invasion. He was shot up on his right side. He lived and came home, but he was on 100% disablity for the rest of his life. Uncle Len was always sharp, too. He had a very dry wit, to boot.