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

Author: Edwin P Hoyt
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2007, ©2002.
Series: Stackpole military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print 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 P Hoyt
ISBN: 9780811733823 0811733823
OCLC Number: 70407888
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Description: ix, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Anglo-American military alliance --
The Allies prepare --
The Axis defenses of Sicily --
Invasion --
The British Eighth Army's drive --
The U.S. 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 center of the line --
Winter Doldrums --
To the bitter end.
Series Title: Stackpole military history series.
Responsibility: Edwin P. Hoyt.
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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 the Allies finally break the German line and capture Rome. By then the invasion of France had overshadowed the Italian campaign, ensuring that its final ten months would indeed be a backwater war."--Back cover.

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