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    Bloody River, 63 by Martin Blumenson

In southern Italy in January 1944, American forces at the base of the Monte Cassino height tried to cross the Rapido River and registered one of the most bitter failures of World War II. Conceived by General Mark Clark to help the Allied landings at Anzio, the attack at the river was part of a coordinated effort to capture Rome.

Year: 1970
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    The Patton Papers: 1940-1945 by Martin Blumenson and George S. Patton

One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 1944-1945 sweep through France, Belgium, and Germany.

Year: 1974
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    Bitter Victory by Carlo D'Este

Using a wealth of original sources, D'Este paints an unforgettable portrait of men at war. From the front lines to the councils of the Axis and Allied high commandsBitter Victory offers penetrating reassessments of the men who masterminded the campaign. Thrilling and authoritative, this is military history on an epic scale.

Year: 1988
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    Cassino 1944: Battleground Europe by Ian Blackwell

The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis' Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces.

Year: 2005
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    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

    Fifth Army in Italy 1943-1945 by Ian Blackwell

The US Fifth Army first saw action during the Salerno Landings in September 1943. While commanded by US Lieutenant General Mark Clark, from the outset one of its two Corps was the X (British) Corps; the other V1 (US) Corps. The French Expeditionary Corps, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, the South African Armored Division, the Italian Co-Belligerent forces, formations from the New Zealand Corps and the 4th Indian Division, demonstrate the multi-national composition of Fifth Army.

Year: 2014
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

    Sicily '43 by James Holland

A major new history of one of World War II's most crucial campaigns--the first Allied attack on European soil--by the acclaimed author of Normandy '44 and a rising star in military history

Year: 2020
Genre: WWII: Mediterranean

 

 

Titles

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1970Bloody River, 63 by Martin Blumenson WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
The Real Tragedy of the Rapido
1974The Patton Papers: 1940-1945 by Martin Blumenson WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
1988Bitter Victory by Carlo D'Este WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
The Battle for Sicily, 1943
2005Cassino 1944: Battleground Europe by Ian Blackwell WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
2007The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
2014Fifth Army in Italy 1943-1945 by Ian Blackwell WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
A Coalition at War
2020Sicily '43 by James Holland WWII: Mediterranean, Non-Fiction
The First Assault on Fortress Europe

 

 

 


 

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