The liberation of Europe started with the Allied invasion of Sicily, in 1943. The Battle of Troina was among the fiercest on the Italian island. Photo: Alamy

Eight second world war sites in Europe to visit to retrace the Allied victory push

  • From Sicily to the Normandy beaches, Gdansk and Berlin, see battlefields, cemeteries, and memorials – and enjoy the holiday destinations these places have become
  • Rough Guides and the Liberation Route Europe Foundation have produced a guide book to commemorate the end of the conflict
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The liberation of Europe started with the Allied invasion of Sicily, in 1943. The Battle of Troina was among the fiercest on the Italian island. Photo: Alamy
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