This suggests that the actions at Venafro and Chiunzi were similar. This is wrong. At Chiunzi, WE had the high ground and excellent view of the Plain of Naples and the entire arc of the road from Vietri to near the Bay of Naples. One instance will illustrate the type of action allowed by the ground at Chiunzi: Some 200 Krauts penetrated our lines through one of the breaks in the ridge line and headed down the near slopes. We had seen them approaching and were able to withdraw from the saddle they were aiming for and assemble a deadly ambush. We (directly commanded by Darby) let them get more than half way down the slope before we opened up on them with everything, including the assembled company mortars. It was particularly deadly because of the difficulty of retracing their steps up the steep slope.