The War Illustrated No 161 Vol 7 August 20th 1943

Three Allied Forces Sweep on With One Aim PERFECT CO-O R DIN A T ION crowns the efforts of British, Canadian and American troops in Sicily with outstanding success. Having conquered the ccntre and west, Americans and Canadians turned east, to form with Gen. M ontgom ery’s Britishers on July 29,,1943, the Catania-Agira-San Stefano inline preparation clearing the last of the Axis forces front of the island. "•During the advance to Cal- tanisetta the Americans dealt •with many a sniper's hide-out (1), but bitterness of fighting was forgotten when a wounded Italian prisoner (2) wanted a cigarette and alight. British tanks were passing through Pachino (3) by July 12 in the hills around Enns our men became accustomed to strong-points disgorging Axis troops (4) complete with white flag. MAc odica, a town clinging to the side o fan impressive gorge, with a population of 40,000, men of the Western Canadian Infantry (5) encountered no opposition on July 15 they found the gates of the town wide open and scores of Italian soldiers begging to be captured. Photos, Jiri.'ish Official: Crt-xn Copyright Associated Press PAGE 166
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