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Today in World War II History—Jan. 17, 1944

British X Corps shuttling ambulances across the Garigliano River, January 1944 (US Army Center for Military History)

British X Corps shuttling ambulances across the Garigliano River, January 1944 (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 17, 1944: British X Corps crosses lower Garigliano River in Italy, officially beginning the Battle of Cassino.

US Army and Marines secure Arawe area on New Britain in the Solomons.