The Canadians in the Italian campaign: The Battle of the Melfa River, Liri Valley
The Battle of the Melfa River & the heroic deeds of Maj John Mahony VCAfter the fall of the Gustav line and the liberation of Monte Cassino the Canadians were ordered to advance through the Liri Valley and break the last german defensive line: the Adolf Hitler Line.If you visit the Liri Valley where the breakthrough and breakout occurred, the challenges faced by the Canadians will be readily apparent. The town of Aquino located some 6 miles north