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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 the Italian Peninsula in the European Theater of [[World War II]] since the [[Fall of France]]. The battle took place near the Adriatic Sea city of [[Trieste]], with its peacetime population of 200,000.
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|prev= Battle of Bassein City
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[[Category:Battles|Trieste, Battle of]]
|conc= Battle of Raccolana
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[[Category:World War II|Trieste, Battle of]]
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[[Category:Canada]]
|next= Battle of Klagenfurt, Battle of Imphal
 
 
[[Category:Soviet Union]]
|name= Battle of Trieste
 
|conflict= European Theater, World War II
 
|date= 6th-9th August, 1942
 
|place= Trieste, Italy
 
|result= Allied victory
 
|side1= [[Canada]]
 
|side2= Soviet Union
 
|commanders1= General Harry Crerar
 
|commanders2= General Konstantin Rokossovsky
 
|forces1= *9th Army
 
**1st Canadian Corps
 
**Polish Independent Armoured Force
 
|forces2= *25th Army
 
**555th Rifle Corps
 
|casual1= High
 
|casual2= High
 
}}
 
 
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 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 the Italian Peninsula in the European Theater of World War II since the Fall of France. The battle took place near the Adriatic Sea city of Trieste, with its peacetime population of 200,000.