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The Fortore Valley below Gambatesa
A 1994 road map of Gambatesa shows the locations of the Daunia and Sannio Mountain ranges referred to in Lt.-Col. Nicholson's text. However, that map also shows Strada statale ("State Road") No. 645, the Campobasso-Foggia road that bypasses the village of Gambatesa to the north, and the Lago di Occhito, neither of which existed at the time of the Second World War.
On the map below, only principal roads are shown. [The road shown is Via Appulo-Sannitica (State Road No. 17), the only way there used to be to travel between the provincial capital Cities of Foggia and Campobasso.] Solid red lines indicate Canadian forces. This map was compiled and drawn by the Historical Section, G.S. [General Staff].
Map Source: "The Fighting on the Upper Fortore and Biferno, 1 October - 6 November 1943", Map 9 of The Canadians in Italy, 1943-1945 by Lt.-Col. G. W. L. Nicholson, with maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond, Ottawa 1957 (Volume 2 of the Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War). The above is a small part of the large map found between pages 264 and 265.
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Last revised: 3 March 2007 : 2007-03-03 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo
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