Oh there was great merit not just in maintaining pressure but in liberating northern Italy - a valuable part of the Nazi economy - of bringing the Allied air forces several hundred kilometres closer to the Reich, of threatening the Reich directly and of the chance to destroy German Army Group 'C' in the Po valley. Unfortunately the US Chiefs of Staff did not see it that way. At that point wouldn't it have been better for Britain to have stepped into line?Sheldrake wrote: ↑29 Dec 2020 17:33One reason the British had troops in Italy was because their senior commanders and political leaders thought there was merit in maintaining pressure in Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean even after D Day.
The 46th and 56th Divisions replaced the 1st and 5th Divisions fought out in Anzio
Hornsey or Crouch End? 144 or W3?
I live in Kentish Town and have a Covid job in Wood Green.
We could settle this discussion in the Kings Head Crouch End....
Admittedly unusual foresight would have been required in early July, when the final decision to go ahead with Dragoon was taken, that by the Autumn 21st Army Group could be in a position to threaten the Ruhr with a couple of extra Corps under command.
W3, gravitate more towards Crouch End, the Kings Head is a fine boozer