Also known as the Battle of Anzio, Operation Shingle was an allied amphibious campaign, under command of Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, and Major General John P. Lucas. S.C. veterans remember the battle, and discuss their experiences. Soldiers faced tough terrain, inclement weather, and constant barrage of German artillery fire. The battle was a victory for the allies, resulting in the capture of Rome, Italy.
- Along with the rest of the world, the United States and South Carolina experienced economic instability during this period. As a result, political instability and worldwide conflict consumed the world in the 1940s. Following World War II, the United States emerged as a world leader through political policies and economic growth.