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The World War II insigna for the 56th Division featured Dick Whittington's black cat on a red background.The division moved to Italy in September 1943 where it fought in the landings of Salerno,it wa involved in the battles to capture Naples in September 1943, the Volturno Crossing in October 1943, monte Camino in November 1943, and in January 1944 the 56th Division saw service in the Battle of Monte Cassino serving there until March 1944 and partecipated in the Anzio Campain too.

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