BMMHS Quiz – The Italian Campaign in World War Two

Welcome to our first BMMHS Quiz

No prizes…it’s just for fun.

Good luck !
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Congratulations – Clearly an expert on the Italian Campaign.

Ooops – more learning required – how about joining the BMMS Zoom talk by Patrick Mercer on Operation Olive: Cracking The Gothic Line.

Tuesday November 3rd at 2:00pm.

#1. Where did the Allies carry out their first major beach landings of the war which was on the Italian mainland?


#2. Name the German defensive line in Italy during WW2 which included Monte Cassino?

Gustav Line Sometimes known as the Winter Line

#3. Who was the Allied military commander in Italy during WW2?

Field Marshal Harold Alexander

#4. Operation Husky in July 1943 was the invasion of which Mediterranean island?


#5. The Allies’ efforts in Italy involved the British Eighth Army and the American Fifth Army. Who commanded the American Fifth Army?

General Mark Clarke 

#6. Where did the Allies undertake a beech landing behind the German positions on the Gustav Line?


#7. Who was the German military commander in Italy during WW2?

Field Marshal Albert Kesselring

#8. What is the name of Germany’s final defensive position in Italy during WW2?

Gothic Line 

#9. After Italy surrendered to the allies, where was Mussolini’s German puppet state, The Italian Social Republic based?

Answer: Salo on Lake Garda 

#10. Name the attritional battle on the Bernhardt Line that had to be won by the allies before they could attack Monte Cassino.

Monte Camino There were two battles – the First and Second Battles of Monte Camino – before Monte Camino was captured, a mountain that the British soldiers called Murder Mountain. 


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Operation Olive - Cracking the Gothic Line, September 1944

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