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Operation Husky... Sicily, Italy invaded...



Item # 668018

July 10, 1943

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, July 10, 1943

* Invasion of Sicily Italy begins
* Operation Husky
* World War II - WWII

The front page has a great banner headline in bold lettering above the masthead: "HUGE BATTLE RAGES AS SICILY INVADED" with subhead. Nice for display. First report coverage on the initial invasion of Sicily Italy named Operation Husky.
Incomplete issue containing 16 of the 22 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins and central fold, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis (Italy and Nazi Germany). It was a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. It launched the Italian Campaign.

Husky began on the night of July 9, 1943, and ended August 17. It was the largest amphibious operation of the war in terms of men landed on the beaches and of frontage. Strategically, Husky achieved the goals set out for it by Allied planners. The Allies drove Axis air and naval forces from the island; the Mediterranean's sea lanes were opened and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was toppled from power. It opened the way to the Allied invasion of Italy.

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