Eighth Army

Sicily, July 9 - August 17, 1943

The Surrender of Italy, July 1943

The invasion of Sicily was the preliminary step in the invasion of the Italian mainland. The Allies hoped to knock Italy out of the war.

The Battle of El Alamein, October 23-November 4, 1942

British General Claude Auchinleck, hampered by the siphoning of his men and equipment to support the abortive Greek campaign, had lost all the British gains of 1941 to the fast-driving German General Erwin Rommel.

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