The Allies enter Naples
1st October 1943: The Italians suffer as the Germans, their former allies, vindictively destroy what they can as they retreat
At last, the Allies were able to break out of the Salerno bridgehead and make progress northwards. The King’s Dragoon Guards entered the city of Naples on the morning of the 1st October, closely followed by substantial Allied forces, including General Mark Clark later in the day.
In every direction there was a wall of emaciated, hungry, dirty faces.
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