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On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944 Jon Diamond

On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944 By Jon Diamond

On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944 by Jon Diamond


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Summary

Covers the Anzio Landings, breakthrough of Gustav Line and the iconic Monte Cassino battle.

On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944 Summary

On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Jon Diamond

Early in 1944 the Allied advance was halted by the German defence of the Gustav Line. Even with the deployment of Eighth Army reinforcements from the Adriatic, every effort to capture Monte Cassino failed. Fifth Army's VI Corps' amphibious landing at Anzio in January, while initially successful stalled in the face of formidable German counter-attacks and the beach-head was effectively besieged. The stalemate at Anzio and along the Gustav Line was finally broken in mid May by the Allied Spring offensive. After bitter fighting and the total destruction of the famous Benedictine Abbey, the Germans began their withdrawal towards Rome. Days later the reinforced VI Corps broke out of the Anzio bridgehead and linked up with Fifth Army units on 25 May. But by evading the Allied attempt to trap them south of Rome and despite Rome being occupied by the Allies in early June the bulk of the German 14th Army lived to fight another day. The Italian campaign had another nine costly months to run. This superbly researched account traces the course of the bitterly fought battles between January and June 1944 in words and images.

About Jon Diamond

Jon Diamond MD is a kidney specialist in the USA with a deep interest in the Second World War. He is a keen collector of photographs. Along with other titles his Stilwell and the Chindits, War in the South Pacific and Invasion of Sicily and Invasion of the Italian Mainland: Salerno to the Gustav Line, 1943-1944 are published by Pen and Sword in their Images of War series.

Additional information

GOR009843898
9781526732538
152673253X
On to Rome: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Jon Diamond
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
20180502
240
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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