The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

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Macmillan, 16 sep. 2008 - 791 sidor
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Majestic... Atkinson's achievement is to marry prodigious research with a superbly organized narrative and then to overlay the whole with writing as powerful and elegant as any great narrative of war." —The Wall Street Journal

In An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson provided an authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa during World War II. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome.

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.

Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair, The Day of Battle is a masterly account of one of history's most compelling military campaigns.

 

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An excellent and somber look at the Italian campaign of WWII. Power plays, political aspirations, and overall incompetence again composed the death rattle of thousands of lives. Again the author does ... Läs hela recensionen

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As a German general said to a British general after the war, next time you attack Italy don't start at the boot! The Allies failed to realize Italy with its mountains was designed for defensive ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2008)

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author ofThe Guns at Last Light,An Army at Dawn(winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History), The Day Of Battle, In the Company of Soldiers andCrusade. His many other awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor atThe Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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