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).