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Italy. In World War II, Churchill thought he could keep casualties down by attacking Germany through the 'soft underbelly' of Italy rather than the cross-channel invasion through France advocated by both the Americans and Canadians. Remember, Britain lost nearly a million men in World War I. As it was, Italy was still a difficult and costly campaign.

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What was called the soft underbelly of Europe?

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The allies believed by going through Italy or "The soft underbelly of Europe" would provide a path of little resistance to attack Germany. This route however provided serious difficulty to the troops and cost many more lives and took much longer than initially estimated.


What was referred to as the soft underbelly of the Axis?

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Who saidsoft underbelly of Europe?

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What is the soft underbelly of the axis?

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Gallipoli is found in the European part of Turkey with the Aegan Sea to the west. Winston Churchill explained it as "The soft underbelly of Europe".


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What is soft underbelly of the axis in world war 2?

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What country was considered the weak underbelly of Europe?

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