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Today in World War II History—Dec. 28, 1943

Canadian troops in Ortona, Italy, December 1943 (National Archives of Canada)

Canadian troops in Ortona, Italy, December 1943 (National Archives of Canada)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 28, 1943: Canadians take Ortona, Italy after fierce house-to-house fighting.

In Naples, Italy, US Army opens mass delousing stations for civilians to control a typhus epidemic.

US Army delousing station in Naples during the typhus epidemic, 1943-44 (US Army Office of Medical History)

US Army delousing station in Naples during the typhus epidemic, 1943-44 (US Army Office of Medical History)