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The '''Battle of Trieste''' (August 6–9, 1942) was a short, yet fierce, battle fought between the Soviet 555th Rifle Corps under General Konstantin Rokossovsky, and assaulting Canadian forces from the 1st Canadian Corps under General Harry Crerar. It was the first large-scale battle to be fought outside of Italy in the European Theater. The battle took place near the Adriatic Sea city of Trieste, with its peacetime population of 200,000.
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The '''Battle of Trieste''' (August 6–9, 1942) was a short, yet fierce, battle fought between the [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] 555th Rifle Corps under General Konstantin Rokossovsky, and assaulting Canadian forces from the 1st Canadian Corps under General Harry Crerar. It was the first large-scale battle to be fought outside of Italy in the European Theater. The battle took place near the Adriatic Sea city of Trieste, with its peacetime population of 200,000.
 
[[Category:Battles|Trieste, Battle of]]
 
[[Category:Battles|Trieste, Battle of]]
 
[[Category:World War II|Trieste, Battle of]]
 
[[Category:World War II|Trieste, Battle of]]

Revision as of 01:26, 19 November 2012

The Battle of Trieste (August 6–9, 1942) was a short, yet fierce, battle fought between the Soviet 555th Rifle Corps under General Konstantin Rokossovsky, and assaulting Canadian forces from the 1st Canadian Corps under General Harry Crerar. It was the first large-scale battle to be fought outside of Italy in the European Theater. The battle took place near the Adriatic Sea city of Trieste, with its peacetime population of 200,000.