The battle of anzio was a battle of the italian campaign of world war ii that took place from january 22 1944 beginning with the allied amphibious landing known as operation shingle to june 5 1944 ending with the capture of romethe operation was opposed by german forces in the area of anzio and nettuno the operation was initially commanded by major general john p lucas of the us . Anzio italy and the battle for rome 1944 by lloyd clark 387 rating details 221 ratings 28 reviews the allied attack of normandy beach has been immortalized in film and literature but it was the allied campaign on the beaches of western italy at anzio that reigns as the bloodiest battle in the second world wars western theater. In january 1944 about six months before d day an allied force of thirty six thousand soldiers launched one of the first attacks on continental europe at anzio a small coastal city thirty miles south of rome the assault was conceived as the first step toward an eventual siege of the italian capital. Anzio italy and the battle for rome 1944 item preview remove circle share or embed this item embed embed the italian job allied strategy and the invasion of italy 1942 1943 viktor barbara bernhardt and gustav the italian campaign october november 1943 the anatomy of a wild cat december 1943 january 1944 style over . Battle of anzio 22 january 5 june 1944 world war ii event on the coast of italy south of rome intended as a daring outflanking move that would open up the way to the capture of rome the anzio landings degenerated into world war ii deadlock the allies unable to drive forward from their
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