Originally Posted by fantic
I also read a couple of books about the Italian campaign, and heard it was brutal as hell. Obviously the Italian landscape was perfect for defense so..wonder why did Churchill insist that it as a 'soft' underbelly is beyond me
He-correctly-believed that Italy would collapse quickly if the Allies invaded it. Kesselring's countermoves to seize control of Italy from right under the Italian and Allies' noses is actually one of the more amazing campaigns of the war.