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Alexander & Kesselring
Heroes And Villains, Military History

Alexander & Kesselring

Harold Alexander Two supreme commanders sparred for victory in Italy “No other troops in the world but German paratroops could have stood up to such an ordeal and then gone on fighting with such ferocity.”—Harold Alexander In September 1943, British General Harold Alexander’s 18th Army Group—having conquered Sicily—invaded mainland Italy. The stated intention was to defeat Italy but, more importantly, Alexander was to prevent German forces from reinforcing the Russian front or strengthening defences on the French coast. Alexander had dedicated his life to being a professional soldier, entering Royal Military Academy Sandhurst when he was 19. By 1943, the 52-year-old had earned a Military Cross and Distinguished Service Cross in the First World War, defended British Empire interests i...

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An informative primer on Canada’s crucial role in the Normandy landing, June 6, 1944.