Invasion of Italy: Operation Husky
- 1942 El Alamein won by British cutting Germans off from middle east oil
- 1943 Germans finally defeated in North Africa
- 9 July Allies finally land in Sicily
- Italians deposed Mussolini during the Sicily invasions and removed fascist government
- Hitler moved the Germans in to take over the country and rescued Mussolini by plane
- 9 Sept 1943 Allies land at Salerno on the Italian mainland
- 4 June 1944 to get to Rome
- Fighting continued until 2 May 1945
- Mussolini hanged with his mistress near Milan April 1945
"The Mediterranean will be turned into an Italian lake!"
Allies invade Italy. Germans put up good fight, but eventually lose.