Featuring five major exhibits—Invasion of the Italian Peninsula, Fighting up the Peninsula, Anzio, Liberation of Rome, and Fight for the Gothic Line—the Italian Campaign gallery tells the story of the Allies’ mainland assault on Italy, which turned into a hard, deadly slog consuming many months. American forces and their allies achieved the surrender of Italian leaders—who, amid political turmoil and confusion, switched sides and declared war on Germany.
Hear soldiers’ experiences in their own words through oral histories which recount battles and everyday life in the war. The exhibits communicate both the broad strategic complexity of warfare and the individual bravery and leadership of the service members who took part in it.
Made possible through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. David M. Knott