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Today in World War II History—Jan. 30, 1944

Soldiers of the US 3rd Ranger Battalion board LCIs bound for Anzio; two weeks later, nearly all will be killed or captured at Cisterna (US Army Photograph)

Soldiers of the US 3rd Ranger Battalion board LCIs bound for Anzio; two weeks later, nearly all will be killed or captured at Cisterna (US Army Photograph)

75 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 Hermann Göring Division (of 767 Rangers, only 6 are not killed or captured).