The Fight for Italy | 75th Anniversary

From the Legion Magazine.


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Front lines
Reinhard Hardegen: Last of the U-boat aces

Reinhard Hardegen: Last of the U-boat aces

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

He ranked No. 24 on the list of Germany’s Second World War U-boat aces but, in sheer chutzpah, few could compare with Reinhard Hardegen. In a service in which 784 of 1,156 unterseeboots ended up at the bottom of the ocean, and 28,000 of 40,900 crew were killed, Korvettenkapitän Hardegen was more than a survivor.

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Attack on Assoro

Attack on Assoro

Story by Mark Zuehlke

Seventy-five years ago, in the early morning darkness of July 10, 1943, more than 2,500 vessels stood off the coast of Sicily ready to launch the largest amphibious operation in history. #LestWeForget

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The Fight for Italy

The Fight for Italy
Written by Mark Zuehlke
Special Issue | Only $14.95

The Fight for Italy is packed with compelling stories, stunning photos and detailed maps about the Italian Campaign waged by Allied forces from July 1943 to February 1945. More than 92,000 Canadians served in Italy and more than 5,700 died, but the campaign was largely overshadowed by the invasion of Normandy. Now, more than 70 years after the critical Allied victories on Sicily and the Italian mainland, The Fight for Italy will take you back to relive those battles.

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This week in history
This Week in History

July 10, 1940

The Battle of Britain begins.

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