Volturno

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Volturno

(Italian volˈturno)
n
(Placename) a river in S central Italy, flowing southeast and southwest to the Tyrrhenian Sea: scene of a battle (1860) during the wars for Italian unity, in which Garibaldi defeated the Neapolitans; German line of defence during World War II. Length: 175 km (109 miles)
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Vol•tur•no

(voʊlˈtʊər noʊ, vɒl-)

n.
a river in S central Italy, flowing from the Apennines into the Tyrrhenian Sea. 110 mi. (175 km) long.
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WHEN GENERAL Mark Clark's Fifth Army broke out of the Salerno beachhead [during the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943] and pivoted to the north toward the Volturno River and the Gustav Line, the right flank was open.
The area encompasses 4 groundwater bodies (GWBs) of the Campania region, the Garigliano Plain (P-GRGL), the lower portion of the Volturno River (P-VLTR), the eastern Plain of Naples (P-NAP), and the Phleagrean Fields (FLE) and it is surrounded by the Mesozoic limestone mountains of the Southern Apennines (E and N), by the extinct Roccamonfina volcano (NE), by the Somma-Vesuvius volcano (S), and by the Tyrrhenian Sea (W and S) (Figure 1).
By then they had fought at Madagascar, Dieppe, North Africa, Pentelleria, Sicily, Salerno, the Volturno River, Anzio, D-Day, Elba, Walcheren and Commachio.
both used pistols to good effect during fighting in Italy's Volturno River region.
infantrymen were attacking through acres of Italian mud to reach the Volturno River, when the 8th Air Force had 60 four-engine bombers shot out of the sky in a raid over Schweinfurt (600 airmen lost in one afternoon), and when 1,081 Marines were killed in a bloody assault on Tarawa.