General Montgomery attacks Italy across the Strait of Messina. A landing is made at Salerno to coincide with Italy's surrender, after Italy's fleet surrenders at Malta. However, German forces strongly resist the Salerno landing. After seven days of battle, the Allies manage to push back the enemy and link up with Montgomery's forces coming from the south. Naples is taken on October 13, 1943. FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo.