In the operation code-named “Shingle,” on 22 January 1944, U.S. and British troops landed on the beaches at Anzio, Italy, cutting the German lines between Rome and Cassino in an attempt to break the stalemate between Allied and Nazi forces. Although unopposed, U.S. forces failed to take advantage, and German forces regrouped and counterattacked. They were not defeated until May 1944, by which time the Allied forces had suffered heavy losses.

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