Naples – W. Gibson

During the liberation of Italy the main Allied effort centered on the port of Naples. In the city itself, antifascist forces began an uprising, later known as the Four days of Naples, holding out despite continuous German reprisals until the arrival of Allied forces. It took several offensives between January and May 1944 before the 30km front between Monte Cassino and the western seaboard was broken. The American Fifth Army has occupied Rome on 4 June 1944. In the period from June to August 1944, the Allies advanced beyond Rome, taking Florence and closing up on the «Gothic Line».


Chrome plated Zippo with various engravings: three training camps and the port of Naples (incl. active Vesuv) as the scene of the landing in Naples 1944 on the front and important stations on the other side from southern to northern Italy with «Cassino», «Anzio» and «Rome» and further stays with «Algiers», «Oran», «Toulon» and «Marseille».

  • Model: three barrel hinge, round bottom
  • Year: 1943 - 45
  • Status: in collection