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1 Inf Div were indeed at Anzio and were there from the landings on 22 Jan 44 to the final breakout on 23 May 44. They were supported throughout by their three Field Artillery Regiments of which 19 Fd Regt RA was one.
The gun lines were slightly set back from the front in an area known as the Padaglione Woods.
1 Inf Div endured a hell on earth for the whole time that they were in the beachhead and especially during the massive German counter attacks in mid-Feb 44 and then, when the stalemate set in, during their time in the dreaded ‘wadis’.
If you ever fancy walking the ground at Anzio, I am taking a group there on 24-27 Jun 21 – Covid willing of course. If this grabs you, do get in touch via my website at http://www.Cassino battlefields.co.uk.