|Battle of Gemmano|
|Part of the Italian Campaign of World War II|
Platoon commanders of 7th Ox and Bucks Regiment plan the attack on the village of Gemmano, 6 September 1944.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lt-Gen Traugott Herr||Lt-Gen Charles Keightley|
|German LXXVI Panzer Corps||British V Corps|
The Battle of Gemmano was fought between the German and Allied forces in World War II. It was part of the Allies' Operation Olive, the offensive in August 1944 on the Gothic Line, the German line of defence in the Apennines in northern Italy. It consisted of a series of four British attacks between 4 September to 15 September 1944, on the German defences in and around the village of Gemmano. The village itself was taken on 9 September during the second attack, two more actions being required to take the surrounding area. Fighting was heavy, and the Battle of Gemmano has been called the "Cassino of the Adriatic" by some historians.
Order of battle[edit | edit source]
|Germany||Britain and Empire|
References[edit | edit source]
- Gerhard Muhm : German Tactics in the Italian Campaign, http://www.larchivio.org/xoom/gerhardmuhm2.htm
- Gerhard Muhm : La Tattica tedesca nella Campagna d'Italia, in Linea Gotica avanposto dei Balcani, (Hrsg.) Amedeo Montemaggi - Edizioni Civitas, Roma 1993
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