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The rock of Anzio : from Sicily to Dachau, a history of the 45th Infantry Division

Author: Flint Whitlock; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998.
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Anzio was one of the greatest battles of World War II -- a desperate gamble to land a large amphibious force behind German lines in Italy in the hope that the war could be shortened by capturing Rome. It also turned out to be one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. military history. Allied forces quickly found themselves trapped on the beachhead, forced to endure unimaginable hardships, and subjected to four months of
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitlock, Flint.
Rock of Anzio.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606975466
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Flint Whitlock; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0813333997 9780813333991 0813336872 9780813336879
OCLC Number: 38179979
Description: xvi, 479 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancient spirits, 1846-1943 --
Those malign gray slopes, 10 July-8 September 1943 --
That despondent shore, 9-14 September 1943 --
Heavy and accursed rain, 19 September 1943-21 January 1944 --
Dangerous waters, 22 January-2 February 1944 --
Stream of blood, 2-15 February 1944 --
Rush of jousts, 16 February 1944 --
Abandon every hope, 17-18 February 1944 --
City of flaming red, 19-23 February 1944 --
Any respite seemed unsuited, 24 February-22 May 1944 --
Leave this savage wilderness, 22 May-30 June 1944 --
Dreadful minos stands, 1 July 1944-28 April 1945 --
To the eternal dark, 29 April-7 May 1945 --
Epilogue: Things of beauty.
Responsibility: Flint Whitlock.
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An account of the Battle of Anzio, based on a wide range of documents and on interviews with surviving veterans of the US 45th Infantry Division. The book also recounts an incident in which Nazi  Read more...

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