0710_01: The JOSS Beach_Alt - PzC 08 Sicily '43
0710_01: The JOSS Beach_AltBy Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
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Operation Husky, JOSS Beach, in the early morning hours of July 10th 1943: The easiest of all the landings occurred at Licata, where Truscott's JOSS Force encountered feeble resistance from the Italian 207th Coastal Division. The first wave came ashore in 45 minutes but, once ashore, quickly by-passed the enemy gunners. By 1000 it had successfully established itself on its objectives and broken up a lackluster Italian counterattack against a roadblock established at Station San Oliva. By the evening of the 12th July, the force beachhead extended from Palma di Montechiaro, inland to Canicatti, and northeast to Riesa. Historically, this wasn't much of a fight, but it is presented here more for comparison with an alternative scenario covering the same time period. [Size small] Designer Note: Look for the alternate version of this scenario [0710_01a: The 4th Livorno Div. Turns West] for a more interesting fight, but one that the Allies will likely prevail in as well.