WWII: Mediterranean > Battle of Anzio

1944-01-22 -- 1944-06-05

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    Anzio: The Gamble That Failed by Martin Blumenson

Anzio, a small town a mere hour's drive from Rome, became a battleground on which both Allies and Germans paid a bloody price. Planned by Churchill as a swift amphibious flanking maneuver, the 1943 battle of Anzio has been viewed by some as one of the most ill-conceived tactical operations of the Allied war effort, and by others as one of the war's singular lost opportunities.

Year: 1963
Genre: Battle of Anzio

    Anzio by Ian Blackwell

In an attempt to outflank the German Gustav Line running across Italy, Operation SHINGLE was launched on January 22nd 1944. Achieving complete surprise, the Allies made a successful landing at Anzio, but paused rather than pushing quickly inland, a delay which gave the Germans time to seal off the area and to counterattack the beachhead.

Year: 2007
Genre: Battle of Anzio

    The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson

The decision to invade the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was controversial, but once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, the Rapido River, and Monte Cassino were particularly lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable.

Year: 2007
Genre: Battle of AnzioWWII: Mediterranean




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1963Anzio: The Gamble That Failed by Martin Blumenson Non-Fiction
2007Anzio by Ian Blackwell Non-Fiction
2007The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944





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