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#1 RustIronCrowe

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

Just something to whet the appetite and make observations on if we were to see urban fighting in the as-yet-untouched Italian campaigns. The principles shown here could very well apply to town fighting anywhere in Normandy or beyond as well.
The Battle of Ortona
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:30 AM

That's such a nice(speaking of history) nice battle to look at!

the german paratroopers vs the Canadian infantry.
I wish you guys could make those battles
hard fighting close combat it was called the Italian Stalingrad or West Stalingrad something like that because of the intensity of the combat.
Germans set booby traps everywhere and canadian did somehow the same on some point
while the combat was from room to room, house to house
doing Mouse holes into the walls
you may like those maps about the battle:

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 12:36 AM

Also some nice pic from Canadian painter:
that 1st one is one of my favorite war painting
sadly it doesn't look as good because of scan quality

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#4 Hans Ludwig

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:08 PM

Since we are on the subject of Italy. Does anyone know of all the German Heer and Waffen SS units that were in Italy from 1944-1945?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:30 AM

I found this but I don`t know if it`s reliable:

http://www.flamesofw...aspx?art_id=248
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Posted 17 June 2010 - 04:17 AM

Since we are on the subject of Italy. Does anyone know of all the German Heer and Waffen SS units that were in Italy from 1944-1945?


Thanks man. I'm actually trying to find out more about the 29th Panzer Grenadier division that's listed in that link you provided for me.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:41 AM

Ortona is one of my Regiments better known WW2 Battle Honors.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:24 AM

Ortona is one of my Regiments better known WW2 Battle Honors.



You in Edmonton?
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 10:14 PM

No, the 3rd battalion was in Victoria when I was in.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:59 AM

aaah so you in were in Seaforth Highlanders

All those Soliders in Italy are too often forgotten

I think the fight in Italy might have been worse than NW europe because it lasted damn longer. and broke through several defensive lines
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:13 AM

PPCLI

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:07 AM

Very intense fighting in Italy.Could make for some very interesting maps in darkest hour.MY uncle was killed outside Termoli while defending the port from German counterattack. He was a driver in a Sherman from a British armored unit that successfully helped keep Termoli in allied hands.This was in October 1943 before the Ortona battle.Living in Canada a lot of us know the campaign there in Italy as well as Normandy as many Canadians and British soldiers fought there.




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