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Casa Berardi
This page contains general information about this battle, fought during the Second World War.
 War  World War II
 Theatre  Italy
 Campaign/Op  Italian Campaign
 Date  Dec. 14-15, 1943
 Force Size  -
 Casualties  ? killed, ? wounded
 Content Page  Towards Ortona - The Moro
 Gallantry Awards
Capt. Paul Triquet - Royal 22e - Victoria Cross
On 14 December 1943 during the attack on Casa Berardi, Italy, when all the other officers and half the men of his company had been killed or wounded, Captain Triquet dashed forward and, with the remaining men, broke through the enemy resistance. He then forced his way on with his small force - now reduced to two sergeants and 15 men - into a position on the outskirts of Casa Berardi. They held out against attacks from overwhelming numbers until the remainder of the battalion relieved them next day. Throughout the action Captain Triquet's utter disregard for danger and his cheerful encouragement were an inspiration to his men.
 Battle Account
 Regiments  Killed   Wnd. 
 The Ontario Regiment    
 Le Royal 22e Regiment