Operation Dudley

'Dudley' was a British unrealised plan for a major amphibious assault on the western coast of Italy in the area of Rome, the capital of Italy (October/December 1940).

Abandoned for lack of forces and in the light of a strategic situation which had changed drastically since the time of the plan’s conception, the scheme had envisaged a landing in February 1941 followed by a rapid assault on Rome with the object of driving Italy out of the war.