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The invasion of Italy (WW2) was useless and gave the allies no strategical advantage?

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Then they reached the Bernhardt Line. It took six weeks for the Allies to breach the Bernhardt Line, defended by a single corps. Unbeknownst to the Allies, Bernhardt wasn't a main defense line either: tougher than Volturno and Barbara it was, better built and better defended, but far from one of the main lines Kesselring hedged his bets on. No. Kesselring's bets were on the line just behind Bernhardt: the construct of concrete that Volturno, Barbara and Bernhardt existed just to allow it to be prepared as much as possible. Th

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