Today in World War II History—Sept. 3, 1943
75 Years Ago—Sept. 3, 1943: Operation Baytown: British Eighth Army lands unopposed in Calabria on the toe of Italy at Reggio, Gallico, and Catona.
Map showing Allied invasion of Italy on September 3, 1943 (British at Reggio di Calabria) and on September 9, 1943 (US & British at Salerno and Taranto) [Map: US Army Center of Military History]
Italy signs secret armistice with the Allies.