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The battle of Sicily : how the Allies lost their chance for total victory

Author: Samuel W Mitcham; Friedrich von Stauffenberg
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2007.
Series: Stackpole military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Battle of Sicily is the story of Germany's "Dunkirk"--A successful evacuation that allowed 40,000 troops to escape to Italy, where they later fought the Allies to a bloody stalemate. The authors recount the campaign from the Axis strategy point of view--something no English-language book has ever done--and argue persuasively that the Allies wasted a chance for a total victory that might have foreshortened the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel W Mitcham; Friedrich von Stauffenberg
ISBN: 9780811734035 081173403X
OCLC Number: 77767366
Notes: Originally published: New York : Orion Books, 1991.
Description: xi, 370 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Great Blunder; Uneasy Allies; The Deteriorating Axis; The Defenders; Pantelleria, the Plan and the Air Battles; The Allies Approach; D-Day; Counterattack and retreat; Primosole Bridge; Enter General Hube; Patton Breaks Loose; The Battles of the Hauptkampflinie; The Allies Close In; Operation Lehrgang: A Panzer Corps Escapes; Epilogue; Index.
Series Title: Stackpole military history series.
Responsibility: Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., Friedrich von Stauffenberg.
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On July 10, 1943, American, British, and Canadian forces launched a massive amphibious and airborne assault on Sicily. After a five-week campaign--during which American Gen. George Patton and British  Read more...

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