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Patton gaining the overall command of U.S. II Corps (Greene and Massignani, 2007). However, he did not receive much support from British Troops though is minor attacks were successful. Eventually, he passed his command to Lt. Gen, Omar. Bradley. He led the U.S II Troops to recapture Mateur, Bizerte, and Tunis by May 7, 1943 (Greene and Massignani, 2007). Eventually, Arnim surrenders his forces. The war resulted in Axis losing over 40, 000 soldiers, 250 tanks, 2, 330 warplanes, and over 240, 000 prisoners of war (Greene and Massignani, 2007). Besides, the Americans lost over 18,558 troops while Britain lost over 33,000 soldiers. Through the entire war, Britain lost over 220,000 people while Axis lost over 620,000 men. Eventually, the allies triumphed leading to the ultimate defeat of the Germans and Italians (Greene and Massignani, 2007).Italian CampaignAccording to Stewart (2010), beating the Italian powers and Germany was the primary objective of the Italian Campaign. Besides, he notes that the Allies had the purpose of drawing German forces from Nazi-occupied Europe where allies were advancing. Lastly, Allie entered theWar aiming to secure the Mediterranean Sea and remove Italy from world war (Stewart, 2010). .According to Sparrow (2014), the decision to attack Italy followed the intense debate at Casablanca conference in January 1943. During the Conference, the Allies agreed to use their
WORLD WAR II: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 5massive military endowments in the Mediterranean secured after Nor Africa Campaign Victory, to Invade Italy (Sparrow, 2014). The agreement was after convincing Soviet Prime Minister, Joseph Stalin of the invaluableness of the attack as he complained to have his army relieved fitting Germans in the East. The offensive began by Operation Husky where Allied troops attacked Sicily though amphibious and airborne landing leading to rapid fall of Italian Fascist Regime on July 24, 1943 (Stewart, 2010). Consequently, Benito Mussolini was arrested and deposed, and a new government headed by Marshal Pietro Badoglio established. On August 17, 1943, Allied forces led to Port of Messina to fight the Final battle only to discover that over one hundred thousand Italian and German Soldiers had escaped to mainland Italy leading to completion of the battle of Sicily (Stewart, 2010).

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