Today in World War II History

Isola Bella and Cisterna near Anzio
 (US National Archives)
70 Years Ago—Jan. 30, 1944: At Anzio, the Allies resume the offensive, but find the Germans fortified and reinforced. At Anzio, US 1st & 3rd Ranger Battalions assault Cisterna, and are almost wiped out when surrounded by elite Herman Göring Division (of 767 men, only 6 are not killed or captured).