General George S. Patton landing on the beaches of Sicily.
In July of 1943 a large scale Allied invasion of Sicily took place with the help of General Patton. Codenamed Operation Husky, after six weeks of fighting the Allied were able to push Axis troops back.
The foothold in Sicily led to an even greater invasion of Italy and eventual liberation from Fascist power.
The mission ended in success on August 17, 1943 - 68 years ago today.