Escape from Vesuvius


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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 8 (August 2009), p. 43-49


In October 1943 the Allies liberated the area around the infamous volcano in the Bay of Naples. Its sudden eruption in March 1944, as war in Italy raged, stretched the resources of the combines services to the limit, but as David Chester and Angus Duncan explain, what followed was an exemplary emergency operation