World War II- Patton Beats Montgomery To Messina This Day 1943

 

On this day in 1943 U.S. General George S. Patton and his 7th Army arrived in Messina several hours ahead of British Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery and his 8th Army, winning the ‘Race To Messina” and completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.

attached is a story on the war in Sicily.

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

below- Bernard Montgomery the great British Field Marshall.

 

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