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Operation Shingle Launched (WWII)

22nd January 1944

In an attempt to outflank the German Gustav Line running across Italy, Operation Shingle was launched on January 22nd 1944. Achieving complete surprise, the Allies made a successful landing at Anzio, but paused rather than pushing quickly inland, a delay which gave the Germans time to seal off the area and to counterattack the beachhead...

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