This Day In History: 1944-02-18

Anzio. At 5 a.m., after an all-night bombardment, 3 German battalions launch an all-out assault on 1st Loyals positions. Close-quarter fighting, with ground repeatedly lost and regained, continues all day, but at 10.00 p.m. when the situation stabilises, the Loyals are still in possession of their positions.