March on Rome - Operation LIRI RIVER - Liri River
  • Operation LIRI RIVER - Liri River - Saturday Battle & Map


      Allied troops of VI Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott, Jr., have begun their offensive from the Anzio beachhead towards Valmontone on Highway 6. Field Marshal Alexander's VI Corps are moving from the South also to Valmontone. The aim is to trap and destroy German resistance south of Rome.

      Gen. Mark Clark has ordered an assault up the Liri river valley to drive the defending Axis forces back and capture and secure the Liri river bridge on the spur road from Highway 6 near the village of Piombinara.

      Allied forces of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade have secured the hills overlooking the left bank of the Liri. The right bank and the Liri River valley remain in Axis hands. Expect a strong presence of Axis forces made up of Fallschirmjager, Waffen SS and regular German Army Units all chosen to fight a defensive action.

      There has been no reconnaissance of the Liri river valley, expect enemy strong points, mine fields and the possibility of armor.

    • MISSION:

      Secure the Liri river valley and the bridge all the way to the village of Piombinara.


      Small bands of Italian partisans and deserters from the Italian Army are operating in the area as guerrillas. Use caution as the loyalty of some may not be assured.

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