Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sicily Campaign, 1949.
The Allied have occupied the territory since 1943. The control of Sicily and South of Italy provided a strong base for bombing and naval interdiction to Axis forces in North Africa.
In 1948 with the taking of Gilbraltar, the Axis HQ decided to divert Allied forces and Mediterranean Naval capacity to Sicily while they prepared a major offensive in North Africa.
Afraid of Italy going back to the Axis, the Allied diverted the Corsican French Brigade and 2nd British Para Division, weakening other areas.
As Sicily is a low-key area, most advanced and heavy equipments are not in use.