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Backwater war : the Allied campaign in Italy, 1943-1945

Author: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2007.
Series: Stackpole military history series
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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After disagreeing about whether to open an Italian front at all, the Allies began their campaign by invading Sicily in July 1943. In September the battle shifted to Italy, where the Allies landed at Salerno and Taranto and then pushed inland only to encounter unexpectedly stiff German resistance. Not until June 1944, after landing at Anzio in January and subsequently destroying the monastery at Monte Cassino, did  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Palmer Hoyt
ISBN: 9780811733823 0811733823
OCLC Number: 70407888
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Description: ix, 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Anglo-American Military Alliance; The Allies Prepare; The Axis Defences of Sicily; Invasion; The British Eighth Army's Drive; The US Seventh Army's Drive; The Fall of Mussolini; Confusion; The Race for Messina; The Surrender of Italy and the Surprise That Wasn't; Unrest at Quadrant; Salerno; The Strategic Trap; A Series of Delaying Actions; The Advance is Stopped; The Rapido River Fiasco; Crossing; Anzio; The Attack on Cassino; The Bombing of Monte Cassino; The Germans at Anzio; Spring Offensive; The End of the Gustav Line; Breakthrough; The Fall of Rome; North From Rome; Cracking the Gothic Line; The Centre of the Line; Winter Doldrums; To the Bitter End; Index.
Series Title: Stackpole military history series
Responsibility: Edwin P. Hoyt.
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A year before the 2nd front was opened in Normandy in 1944, the Allies waged a campaign in Sicily and Italy. This book presents the story of the backwater war that resulted, a fierce, drawn-out  Read more...

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