"The Allies invaded Sicily the strategic reasons"
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Montgomery and Patton in Sicily
Public DomainMontgomery and Patton in Sicily - Credit: Lieutenant Brin, Signal Corps

Sicily was the first point of invasion for British and American forces after their victory in North Africa.   General Eisenhower commanded the operation, which comprised the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and the American Seventh Army under General George Patton.   The invasion began on 10 July 1943, and led to the fall of Mussolini.