Commonwealth Cemetery (UK) - OPERATION SHINGLE 1944

AL VIA LE VISITE GUIDATE DELLE GROTTE DI APRILIA E DELLO SBARCO DI ANZIO - GO-HAED FOR THE GUIDED TOURS OF THE CAVES AND OF ANZIO LANDING
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Beach Head War Cemetery

Via Nettunense, 60, 00042 Anzio RM
GPS Co-ordinates: Latitude: 41.455473, Longitude: 12.623178.

The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited anytime.

http://www.cwgc.org/
Historical Information
On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. 

Progress through southern Italy was rapid despite stiff resistance, but by the end of October, the Allies were facing the German winter defensive position known as the Gustav Line, which stretched from the river Garigliano in the west to the Sangro in the east. Initial attempts to breach the western end of the line were unsuccessful. Operations in January 1944 landed troops behind the German lines at Anzio, but defences were well organised, and a breakthrough was not actually achieved until May.

The site for this cemetery was selected not long after the landings at Anzio and the burials here date from the period immediately following the landings. 

The cemetery was designed by Louis de Soissons
 
 
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