The advance through Italy
The messages from Generals Alexander and Leese were sent to the troops at the end of a period of bitter fighting in Italy. In the weeks that followed, Allied troops (with the Canadians in reserve) would continue the advance, eventually capturing Rome in June 1944.
"Soldiers of the Allied Armies in Italy," from H.R. Alexander, General, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Armies in Italy, May 1944; Personal Message from the Army Commander (Lieut.-General Oliver Leese], May 1944
s.l., 19.9cm x 32.8cm; 19.9cm x 30.2cm
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Second World War