Italy’s Armistice with the Allies

From 1940 to 1943, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy fought together as allies. After the occupation of Sicily in July and the liberation of southern Italy by British and American troops, Pietro Badoglio, Italy's head of government, concluded an armistice with the Allies on 3 September 1943. The Wehrmacht subsequently took some 650,000 Italian soldiers prisoner and transported them to prisoner-of-war camps. About 25,000 Italians died while being taken captive or during transport; another 25,000 died while performing forced labour.

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