Ep 31 - The D-Day Dodgers and that Tough Old Gut - The Campaign in Italy in WW2 with Paul Reed - Part 2
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In Episode 31 of the 'O Group' here on the WW2 Nation Podcast, we mark the anniversary of the Allied liberation of Rome in Italy in June 1944 with a continuation of our discussion with Leger's Head Battlefield Guide Paul Reed to discover more about these events and the campaign in Italy during the Second World War. We learn about the "D-Day Dodgers" including Paul's own father who served in this theatre of operations. Churchill famously described Italy as the soft under-belly of Europe, but this campaign proved to be anything but that, US General Mark Clark would later describe it as one tough old gut, as the Allies slogged their way methodically through Italy from 1943 - 1945.
Music Featured: Hearts & Flowers by Jeff Kaale.