The Capture of Palermo on July 22, 1943

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The capture of Palermo, Sicily on July 22, 1943, by a division of Patton’s Seventh Army felt more like a liberation than a capture as seen on an image by the famous photographer Robert Capa.

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Patton, in fierce competition with General Montgomery over military success celebrated his first significant victory in the Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, under the overall command of General Eisenhower.

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To read a full account of the campaign in Sicily, read the following:

http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-general-george-s-pattons-race-to-capture-messina.htm