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The Savage Storm James Holland

The Savage Storm By James Holland

The Savage Storm by James Holland

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The Savage Storm: The Heroic True Story of One of the Least told Campaigns of WW2 by James Holland

'[A] captivating and dramatic account. . . Drawn from letters and diaries, Hollands immersive narrative is told through the eye-level perspectives of dozens of subjects. Readers will be enthralled' Publishers Weekly

Tells the story of the hard, bloody, muddy fighting that filled the rest of 1943 this excellent book reinforces Hollands reputation as the busiest and most popular military historian of the second world war working today Spectator

A remarkable achievement by a historian at the height of his powers. Holland has successfully illustrated both the significance and the savagery of the Italian campaign... through a powerful and compelling narrative Military History Matters

From the bestselling author of Brothers in Arms comes the story of the most pivotal Allies campaign of World War II.

With the invasion of France the following year taking shape, and hot on the heels of victory in Sicily, the Allies crossed into Southern Italy in September 1943. They expected to drive the Axis forces north and be in Rome by Christmas. And although Italy surrendered, the German forces resisted fiercely and the swift hoped-for victory descended into one of the most brutal battles of the war.

Even though shipping and materiel were already being safeguarded for the D-Day landings, there were still huge expectations on the progress of the invading armies, but those shortages were to slow the advance with tragic consequences. As the weather closed in, the critical months leading up to Monte Cassino would inflict a heavy price for every bloody, hard fought mile the Allied troops covered.

Chronicling those dark, dramatic months in unflinching and insightful detail, The Savage Storm is unlike any campaign history yet written. James Holland has always recounted the Second World War at ground level, but this version telling brings the story vividly to life like never before. Weaving together a wealth of letters, diaries, and other incredible documents, Holland traces the battles as they were fought - across plains, over mountains, through shattered villages and cities, in intense heat and, towards the end, frigid cold and relentless rain - putting readers at the heart of the action to create an entirely fresh and revealing telling of this most pivotal phase of the war.

Praise for James Holland

'Impeccably researched and superbly written' Observer
'Holland has something new to say.... Filled with insight and detail' Neil Oliver
'James Holland is the best of the new generation of WW2 historians' Sebastian Faulks

The Savage Storm Reviews

Richly impressive, hard to surpass -- William Boyd
A notable account of an epic human experience -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times *
The best of the new generation of WW2 historians -- Sebastian Faulks
Great...One of the new generation of historians who bring a freshness and a proper spirit enquiry -- John Sergeant * Sunday Express *
A master of spinning narrative military history from accounts of men and women who were there * BBC History magazine *

About James Holland

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including most recently Brothers In Arms and Normandy '44, he is also the author of nine works of fiction and a dozen Ladybird Experts. He is the co-founder of the annual Chalke Valley History Festival which is now in its twelfth year, and he has presented - and written - many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and the History and Discovery channels. With Al Murray, he has a successful Second World War podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk, which also has its own festival, and is a research fellow at St Andrew's University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940 and on Instagram as @jamesholland1940.

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The Savage Storm: The Heroic True Story of One of the Least told Campaigns of WW2 by James Holland
Used - Very Good
Transworld Publishers Ltd
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