This Day in History: 1944-09-22

On the 21st September the 1st Battalion re-entered the Battle of the Romagna in north-east Italy on a day of pelting rain and driving gale-force winds. It took 8 hours to cover 10 miles in the mud, considerably slowed down by the mule trains. On the 22nd September, the 1st Battalion shifted a short distance to the north-west into the Valdragano-Damagnano area on the northern haunches of San Marino mountain. It remained there for three days in the barren cheerless landscape while the 11th Indian Brigade engaged in a fierce struggle to establish a bridgehead across the Marecchia River.  Click here to read an account of the campaign.