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News - All - 28 Dec 2018

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Miscellaneous: 28 Dec 2018
VICTORY IN ORTONA-Lest We Forget

Soldiers of the 1st Canadian Division, engaged in brutal house-to-house fighting in Ortona, Italy in 1943 during the Second World War.
Credit: Canadian Encyclopaedia

Seventy-five years ago today,Dec. 28, 1943, Canadian troops in Italy had fought right through Christmas, finally winning the  Battle for Ortona.
Here is an excerpt from an article by Mark Zuehlke-

December’s fighting cost 2,339 casualties, including 502 killed — although the actual number of Canadians killed inside Ortona was never determined. German losses were also never calculated, but two divisions had been badly mauled between the Moro River and the end of the town battle. As Ortona had not been evacuated before the fighting started, many civilians were also killed and wounded. The most authoritative estimate sets civilian deaths at 1,314.

Mr. Zuehlke's full article can be read here:
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/battle-of-ortona

 

 


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