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WWII's Most Daring Raids: Storming Mussolini's Island

Full Episode | 46:00

It was called Operation Husky, a joint American, British, Canadian, and French plot to invade Sicily and destroy the Nazi regime in Italy. Witness their daring invasion as they clear the way in Gela for the largest amphibious assault of World War II.

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It's July 10, 1943 and the Allied Forces have evicted the Axis Powers from North Africa and can finally begin the Italian Campaign. The first mission: Operation Husky, a massive amphibious invasion of the island of Sicily. Before the assault can start, however, an elite new unit of U.S. Army Rangers and combat engineers called Force X must storm and clear the beaches and main streets of Gela. Thousands of ships, aircraft, and troops depend on the success of these soldiers. It's a brutal mission, but failure is not an option.

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