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'''Operation Baytown''' was a part of the [[Allied invasion of Italy]] during [[World War II]] on 3 September 1943.
The operation consisted of the landing by sea of the [[XIII Corps (United Kingdom)|British 13th Corps]] of [[British 8th Army]] at [[Reggio di Calabria]]. This allowed the Allied forces to get a foothold at the 'toe' of Italy.
Operation Baytown would be followed by [[Operation Slapstick]] and [[Operation Avalanche (World War II)|Operation Avalanche]].
* [http://www.remuseum.org.uk/corpshistory/rem_corps_part16.htm Royal Engineers Museum] Royal Engineers and Second World War (Italian Campaign)