Hi: I did a search in this forum and came up with nothing on this topic. (But then again I don't seem to have a knack for search phrasing.) I read a book by John Grigg called "1943 - The Victory That Never Was." He makes a convincing argument that the western Allies should have left the German 5th Army to rot in Tunisia and left Sicily alone. Instead they should have invaded France in 1943. There are some problems about this concept to consider. Did the western Allies have the trained manpower to build up a bridgehead faster than the Germans could counter it? Did they have enough air superiority to protect the invasion and hinder the supply and reinforcement of the German opposition? If this has been discussed previously, pardon me, and direct me to that thread. Thanks.