I just finished watching a Canada Shaw Cable-TV History Channel, one
hour WWII Documentary called "Bloody Italy". It is a WWII Documentary
about Canadian Forces in Italy.
The Canadian forces left the Island of Cicily and landed at Reggio
d'Calabria on Sept 3, 1943. Just as the Canadian forces approached
Castrovillari in southern Italy, the Italian Government Officialy
Surrendered to the Allies on Sept 8, 1943. Then the Allies (USA,
Canada, Poland,..) advanced northwards onto the German occupied Monte
After 3 bloody and extremely costly failed attempts by the Allies to
take the mountain, the comentator sayes "...Finaly a determined Polish
Division takes the mountain from the fearce German Paratroopers on May
This is the first time I've ever heard or seen anywhere, news or TV
where Poland was given any credit for WWII battles or victories.
I must say, "Thank you to the makers of this movie for an Honorable
mention to the Polish Soldiers".