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Allied invasion of Sicily begins 70 years ago this hour (1943)


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(Friday, July 9, 1943, 11:40 p.m. local time; during the Allied invasion of Sicily, part of the Italian Campaign of World War II) — The Allies tonight launched Operation Husky, their invasion of Sicily, with nighttime landings of American and British troops. A full-scale incursion by sea began in the small hours of July 10. More than a month later, the Allies secured the island from the Axis. Continue reading Allied invasion of Sicily begins 70 years ago this hour (1943)