Why was the Battle of Ortona important?

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Why was the Battle of Ortona important?

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The Battle of Ortona was fought in December 1943. Called as the Italian Stalingrad, this battle was known for the brutality displayed in close-quarter combat.

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The Battle of Ortona was important because its port was one of the very few deep-water harbors in the Italian war theater. Gaining Ortona would...

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