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Italy's sorrow : a year of war, 1944-1945

Author: James Holland
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy's suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. This is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and materialon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Holland
ISBN: 9780312373962 0312373961
OCLC Number: 185021602
Description: xlv, 606 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The road to Rome. The eve of battle : May 1944 --
Battle begins : 11-12 May 1944 --
Churchill's opportunism --
The slow retreat --
Frustrations --
Between the devil and the deep blue sea --
Masters of the skies --
The battle rages : 13-16 May 1944 --
New order --
Breaking the Gustav Line : 17-18 May 1944 --
Achtung banditen! --
The fog of war : 18-23 May 1944 --
Break-out : 23-26 May 1944 --
General Clark and the big switch : 26-30 May 1944 --
The fall of Rome : 1-5 June 1944 --
pt. 2. The brutal summer. The north --
The problems of generalship : June 1944 --
The typhoon rolls north --
Breaking the Albert Line : 20-30 June 1944 --
The politics of war --
Differences of opinion --
Summer heat : July 1944 --
Crossing the Arno : July-August 1944 --
A change of plan : August 1944 --
Despair : August 1944 --
The Gothic Line : 25 August-1 September 1944 --
The tragedy of Gemmano : 1-12 September 1944 --
Mountain passes and bloody ridges : 12-21 September 1944 --
pt. 3. The winter of discontent. Death in the mountains : 22-29 September 1944 --
The reason why --
Rain, mud and misery, part I : 1-14 October 1944 --
Rain, mud and missery, part II : 15-31 October 1944 --
The infantryman's lot : November 1944 --
The partisan crisis : November-December 1944 --
White Christmas : December 1944 --
pt. 4. Endgame. Stalemate : January-February 1945 --
Getting ready : February-April 1945 --
The last offensive : 9-20 April 1945 --
The end of the war in Italy : 21 April-2 May 1945.
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Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy's suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. This is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and materialon some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from the Second World War.

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