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 (ăn′zē-ō, än′tsyō)
A town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea south-southeast of Rome. In World War II Allied troops landed at Anzio on January 22, 1944.


(ˈænzɪˌəʊ; Italian ˈantsjo)
(Placename) a port and resort on the W coast of Italy: site of Allied landings in World War II. Pop: 36 952 (2001)


(ˈæn ziˌoʊ)

a port in Italy, S of Rome on the Tyrrhenian coast: site of Allied beachhead in World War II. 27,094.
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Noun1.Anzio - a town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian SeaAnzio - a town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea; the Allies established a beachhead at Anzio in World War II
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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1944: The Allied Army landing began at Anzio, Italy.
Ruiz, died on February 16, 1944, at Anzio, Italy, during Operation Shingle.
In the decades that followed, "Battling Billy" Rosson, as the newspapers called him, distinguished himself as a battalion commander at Anzio, Italy, on Gen.
Caption: Members of the Devil's Brigade at Anzio, Italy in April 1944.
Rankin served in Anzio, Italy and received many honorable medals, including the Purple Heart, for his service.
SECOND WORLD WAR Otta, Norway (1940), Defence of Arras, Dunkirk (1940), Normandy Landing, Tilly sur Seulles, St Pierre La Vielle, Gheel, Nede'rijn, North-west Europe (1940, 1944-45), Gazala, Defence of Alamein Line, El Alamein, Mareth, Akarit, North Africa (1942-43), Landing in Sicily, Lentini, Sicily (1943), Minturno, Anzio, Italy (1943-44), Arakan Beaches, Burma (1945).
During World War II, Ackerman was among those who landed in North Africa, then moved on to combat in the invasion of Anzio, Italy, where he was wounded.
He served in the Royal Navy in World War II and was one of the first to land at Anzio, Italy, to set up communications for the landing craft.