Echoes of War 1943: Operation Husky

The Invasion of Sicily July 1943. A Universal carrier is towed ashore, as troops unload ammunition from a landing craft in the background, 10 July 1943
NO 2 ARMY FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT

In the wake of the allied victory in North Africa, Operation Husky was the name given to the invasion of the Italian island of Sicily as a prelude to the liberation of the European mainland. It began 75 years ago on July 10, 1943, and lasted until August. The allied force comprised the US Seventh and the British Eighth Armies, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops.

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