Fourth Day of the 'Four Days of Naples'

While the German troops had already begun the evacuation of the city for the arrival of Anglo-American forces from Nocera Inferiore, in the city is self Tarsia professor at the School Sannazaro, head of the rebels taking full powers civil and military, and giving, among other things, provisions regarding the precise opening hours for shops and discipline. But the fighting died down and not guns that the Germans garrisoned the heights of Capodimonte hit all day, the area between Port'Alba and Piazza Mazzini. Also there were still fighting in the area of Porta Capuana. Routed the invaders left behind them a fire and carnage, was the sensational event's Historical Archive of Naples, which was set alight at San Paolo Belsito, causing incalculable damage to historical and artistic heritage.

The Eighth Army had been making quick progress from the 'toe' in the face of German delaying actions. It united its front with the Fifth Army on 16 September, and captured the airfields near Foggia, on the east coast, on 27 September. These would give the Allied air forces the ability to strike new targets in France, Germany and the Balkans. The Fifth Army captured Naples on 1 October (the first major European city to be liberated during WW II), and reached the line of the Volturno River on October 6th. This provided a natural barrier, securing Naples, the Campainian Plain and the vital airfields on it from counterattack. Meanwhile the British Eighth Army had advanced to a line from Larino to Campobasso. The whole of southern Italy was now in Allied hands, and the drive northward could begin.