Assault on Italy (film #2 on Side B of Disc #1 in the War in Europe section of Combat Classics DVD Megapack (Mill Creek Entertainment, 2006)). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

This documentary covers the Allied invasion of Italy during the months before D-Day. The Italians quickly surrendered, but the country still had to be taken from the Germans, who were fighting back fiercely. The segment about the liberation and rebuilding of Naples, which the Nazis horribly decimated as they retreated from it, is the most interesting part of this film. The rest is fairly dull, with not even very much good archival footage to brighten it up.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **.

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