Place:Ortona, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

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NameOrtona
TypeTown
Coordinates42.35°N 14.4°E
Located inChieti, Abruzzo, Italy
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Ortona is a coastal town and municipality of the Province of Chieti in the Italian region of Abruzzo, with some 23,000 inhabitants.

Ortona was the site of fierce fighting between German and Canadian forces during the Italian campaign in World War II. The ferocity of the battle led it to be known as the "Little Stalingrad" as Winston Churchill called this city, (See Battle of Ortona).

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