The World at War: Season 1, Episode 13

Tough Old Gut: Italy - November 1942-June 1944 (30 Jan. 1974)

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After driving the Germans from North Africa the Allies turn their sites on Italy. But the Italian campaign turned out to be tougher the anyone expected. American reluctance to divert ... See full summary »

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Harold Alexander ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Becket ...
Himself - Sherwood Foresters
Alan Brooke ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Mark W. Clark ...
Commander, U.S. 5th Army (as General Mark Clark)
Walter Davis ...
Himself - Sherwood Foresters
Field Marshal Lord Harding ...
Himself - Alexander's Chief of Staff
Albert Kesselring ...
Himself (archive footage)
Bill Mauldin ...
Himself - Cartoonist, 'Stars and Stripes'
Drew Middleton ...
Himself
Benito Mussolini ...
Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Stalin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Kenneth Strong ...
Himself (as Gen. Sir Kenneth Strong)
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ...
Himself
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After driving the Germans from North Africa the Allies turn their sites on Italy. But the Italian campaign turned out to be tougher the anyone expected. American reluctance to divert resources from the planned Normandy invasion, geographic challenges and German reinforcements hinders the Allied campaign which continued until the eve of the Normandy invasion. Written by David Foss

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