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Italy in World War II gets a bad reputation as a nation that never accomplished anything, and was ultimately irrelevant to the outcome of the war. But when the Allies finally decided to invade Italy in 1943, they quickly became stalemated by a series of expert-crafted defensive lines created by the German general Albert Kesselring. Join us as we explore exactly how the invasion that was predicted to last only a few months turned into a grueling ordeal that lasted all the way up until the Axis surrender, and cost the Allies over 300,000 casualties.
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