The campaign in Italy was remarkable for its contrasts in climate and terrain. It suffered to some extent from changing policies which, by withdrawing formations for employment elsewhere, precluded the commanders of the remaining Allied forces from achieving considerable successes which would of otherwise have been within their grasp. Nevertheless, a great measure of success was achieved, and the German Armies in Italy were the first to surrender in Europe. More than thirty regiments were represented in the theatre throughout the campaign between 1943-45.
The Honour was awarded to the 4th Hussars.
Discover more about the action behind each battle during the campaign in Italy, 1943-45.