This Day in WWII: Jan 5, 1944 – US Final Push To Rome Starts

On January 5, 1944. the U.S. Fifth Army began its drive up the Rapido Valley in Italy, kicking off the final campaign against the German Winter Line and the drive to capture Rome. In a campaign already noted for its bloodiness and treacherous, muddy mountain terrain, the worst was yet to come. Ahead lay the Gustav Line and Monte Cassino.

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