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OPERATION HUSKY

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TODAY- 10TH OF JULY 2018 - IS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF OPERATION HUSKY. THE LANDINGS ON THE ISLAND OF SICILY WERE TO BECOME KNOWN AS "THE RETURN TO EUROPE" AFTER THE VICTORIES IN NORTH AFRICA.
We will remember those members of the British and Commonwealth 8th Army, the United States 7th Army, and the Canadian 1st Division who gave their lives for us during the 37 day campaign!

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Thank you for posting this, dear friend. It's what brought us together in the first place.

 

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That was the only place that both of my grandfathers were in the same place during the war. My paternal grandfather's history is known to many here, but for those who don't know, he was with the 540th, Marion's father's unit. My maternal grandfather was from Oklahoma so he was in the 45th Infantry Division as an Infantry officer (a captain, I believe). He was injured pretty seriously three days from the conclusion of the battle and was sent home for the duration. He came back to Europe following the war in the occupation troops.

Here are some pictures I found looking up Operation HUSKY. Thank goodness for the internet! You can always find new WWII pictures! (Well, new to me!)

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