Italian Campaign

Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries
Italian Campaign Gallery, Road to Berlin

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. This gallery communicates both the broad strategic complexity of warfare and the individual bravery and leadership of the servicemembers who took part in it.

Made possible through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. David M. Knott

Additional support by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.; In Memory of George and Susan Strake, Strake Foundation, Houston, Texas