04/07/2023 Op Husky: 38 days to take an island

04/07/2023 5:30 pm - 04/07/2023 7:00 pm

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Castle Way, Carlisle, UK

Op Husky: 38 days to take an island

Dudley Giles (Online Live Stream)

**Please note this event will be broadcast online and you can watch it on the big screen in the Museum, or at home**

Date: Tuesday  4th July  2023
Venue: Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (in Carlisle Castle) or from your living room
Doors: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start


Operation Husky – the invasion of Sicily – was launched on 10 July 1943 as the first step in what ultimately became known as the Italian Campaign.

A joint Anglo-American operation, Husky followed swiftly on the heels of the Allied victory in North Africa and would provide valuable lessons and insights for the 1944 invasion of Normandy. As a preliminary operation for the main landings, Glider-borne troops were tasked with capturing a strategically important road bridge on the outskirts of the city of Syracuse (the Ponte Grande). This operation (Ladbroke) would involve men of the 1st Bn The Border Regiment.  

This evening’s talk will give a broad overview of the 38-day long campaign to capture Sicily as Allied forces took their first tentative steps on their return to the continent of Europe in the face of German forces fiercely determined to impose a stiff penalty for every inch of ground yielded. 



Places are limited so purchase your tickets online today.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased by phoning the Museum on 01228 532774, or in person at the front desk.

A fully licensed bar will be available in the Museum on the night.

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