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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]] 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.
[[Category:Battles]]
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[[Category:Battles|Trieste, Battle of]]
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[[Category:World War II|Trieste, Battle of]]
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[[Category:Canada]]
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Latest revision as of 18:47, 28 October 2013

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.