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.
Secure the Liri river valley and the bridge all the way to the village of Piombinara.
- GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
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.
- Tactical Map of Fort Stanton BLM Land
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