Why was the Italian campaign important?
Coordination of all Allied Forces in Mediterranean countries and
defeat of Italian fascist and imperial policies are the reasons why
the Italian campaign was important. The designation references
anti-Axis operations around and in Italy from July 10, 1943 through
May 2, 1945. It therefore refers to such outcome-changing events as
the invasion of Sicily of July 9, 1943 to August 17, 1943, the
surrender of German forces in Caserta, Italy on April 29, 1945, the
termination of World War II efforts in Europe, and the victory of
the countries allied against Germany and Italy.