The final objective wasn’t an easy one as they Allied higher command had hoped. Here, the Canadians made text book the taking of a built up area.
The Germans surprised the Canadians who expected a withdrawal from the area and moving on to Ortona wasn’t as easy as they hoped.
Shifted into the line, the Canadians breached the fabled Hitler line and opened the road to Italy for the allies.
The start of a long and arduous campaign for the Canadians in Italy. Getting across the Moro river was the first step on the Road to Ortona.