Anzio italy map. Part of the italian theater of world war ii 1939 1945 the campaign was the result of the allies inability to penetrate the gustav line following their landings at salerno. Anzio is a medium sized fishing port on the coast of lazio south of rome. Invasion of italy battle in world war ii. Listen to 172 episodes of vintage newscasts for free.
Sicilyrome american cemetery and memorial is a second world war american military war grave cemetery located just outside nettuno near anzio italy. Overview of invasion of italy by phd students from stanford harvard and berkeley. On january 22 1944 six months after the allied invasion of sicily american and british troops swarmed ashore at anzio roughly 30 miles south of rome. Italys latitude is 420 50 n and longitude is 120 50 e.
This page is best viewed in an up to date web browser with style sheets css enabled. Well known for its seaside harbour setting it is a fishing port and a departure point for ferries and hydroplanes to the pontine islands of ponza palmarola and ventotene. The battle of anzio commenced on january 22 1944 and concluded with the fall of rome on june 5. After the allies invaded italy in 1943 they came at a halt at the gustav line at cassino.
It was an important roman port but now is best known for its military significance as a landing spot for the allies in the second world war. Part of our over 12000 show library of old time radio.