Diary September 10, 1943

German partatroopers guarding the entrance to the Castel Sant Angelo

German partatroopers guarding the entrance to the Castel Sant Angelo in Rome.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, September 10, 1943:

Mediterranean

Italy: British capture Salerno. Germans occupy Rome and disarm Italian armed forces in the North.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Huge crowds watch Italian Fleet enter Grand Harbour, Malta, led by HMS Warspite, Valiant and King George V (Italian ships fly black pennants).
British land on 7 of the Dodecanese Islands in Aegean (September 10-17).
Evacuation of 25,000 German troops from Sardinia to Corsica (thence to Italy by air and sea).
Black Sea: 8,935 Russian Naval Infantry land from 129 small craft at Novorossisk.

Call of War
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