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WWII Veterans commemorate Anzio Landings on 70th anniversary

Seventy years ago today, a fleet of 374 ships and landing crafts invaded these Italian shores south of Rome during WWII. January 22 remains a day etched in history as a victory for the Allied forces. NEWS REEL COMMENTARY SAYING: "In the words of General Alexander, It has been a field day, each man had a job and each man did it.'' It was an invasion that German troops were not prepared for, and played a key roll in the liberation of Rome. Veterans attending commemorative services in the towns of Anzio and Nettuno recall the events that unfolded that day: (SOUNDBITE) (English) 93-YEAR-OLD HMS SPARTAN VETERAN, STAN TURTON, SAYING: "We got here and there was no opposition at all. We virtually plastered the place with gunnery and rockets and what have you...I would do it again for the same reason, not for today's reasons." (SOUNDBITE) (English) 91-YEAR-OLD SCOTTISH HORSE REGIMENT VETERAN, ALEX MUNRO, SAYING: "I don't know what kind of ge

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