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