Here's an interesting read about Operation Anvil:
Since this is a wargaming site, I'd also like to raise the point that Anvil might be partially forgotten as it is so poorly present in any wargame? I mean, how do you depict an operation that was a complete success, with not much battles apart the few sieges that took place there.
And, we lot typically are quite eager history buffs as well.
There is a scenario in War In The West which depicts the operation.
I saw generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with a crayon and dispose of enemy concentrations, that were on the ground and on the map, with an eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?