Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program, hosted by Patrick O'Neal, is part of a series that chronicles some of the major battles that, in retrospect, were turning points in the course of World War II. This episode examines the events at Anzio, as the Allied Forces invaded Italy, to use as a launching point for incursions deep into German territory. The victory at Anzio set the stage for putting the Germans on the defensive. Archival film clips, photography, the personal recollections of veterans, and commentary by historians tell the story of the crucial beach head at Anzio.