October 13th 1943: Italy switches sides
On this day in 1943 during World War Two, the new government of Italy switches sides to the Allies from the Axis powers and declares war on Germany. Italy, when under the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, had sided with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany (see picture). However, following the Allied invasion of Italy and the fall of Mussolini, the new leader General Pietro Badoglio joined the Allies to expel invading German forces from Italy.

October 13th 1943: Italy switches sides

On this day in 1943 during World War Two, the new government of Italy switches sides to the Allies from the Axis powers and declares war on Germany. Italy, when under the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, had sided with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany (see picture). However, following the Allied invasion of Italy and the fall of Mussolini, the new leader General Pietro Badoglio joined the Allies to expel invading German forces from Italy.

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