Summary Book Review At War on the Gothic Line by Christian Jennings:
Download or read book At War on the Gothic Line written by Christian Jennings and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-03-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the autumn of 1944, as Patton’s army paraded through Paris, another Allied force was gathering in southern Italy. Spearheaded by over 100,000 American troops, this vast, international army was faced with a grim task—break The Gothic Line, a series of interconnected German fortifications that stretched across the mountains of northern Italy. Striving to reach Europe’s vulnerable underbelly before the Red Army, these Allied soldiers fought uphill against entrenched enemies in some of the final and most brutal battles of the Second World War. In At War on the Gothic Line, veteran war correspondent and historian Christian Jennings provides an unprecedented look inside this unsung but highly significant campaign. Through the eyes of thirteen men and women from seven different countries, Jennings brings history to life as he vividly recounts the courageous acts of valor performed by these soldiers facing overwhelming odds, even as many experienced discrimination at the hands of their allies and superiors. Witness the courage of a young Japanese-American officer willing to die for those under his command. Lie in wait with a troop of Canadian fur trappers turned snipers. Creep along mountain paths with Indian warriors as they assault fortified positions in the dead of night. Learn to fear a one-armed SS-Major guilty of some of the most atrocious war-crimes in the European theater. All these stories and more pack the pages of this faced-paced, action-heavy history, taking readers inside one of the most important, and least discussed, campaigns of World War Two.
Summary Book Review A Nation at War, 1939–1945 by Terry Copp:
Download or read book A Nation at War, 1939–1945 written by Terry Copp and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2004-08 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Nation at War brings together a collection of sixty-two essays covering all aspects of the Canadian experience in the Second World War. It is a readable and authoritative introduction to both the historical narrative and the interpretive debates by the best selling author of Fields of Fire and Cinderella Army. Published by the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies and distributed by Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Summary Book Review With Alex at War by Rupert Clarke:
Download or read book With Alex at War written by Rupert Clarke and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2000-03-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a young Irish Guards Officer in 1940, Sir Rupert Clarke became ADC to Alexander, already a distinguished officer thanks to his intelligence and courage.Alex had been the last senior officer to leave the Dunkirk beaches. For the next 4 years, the author was Alex's constant companion. In this book he shares the excitement and experiences of those years. Alex had Churchill's unwavering confidence, protected Montgomery like no other could, and was respected and loved by those who served him
Summary Book Review The Gothic Line by Mark Zuehlke:
Download or read book The Gothic Line written by Mark Zuehlke and published by D & M Publishers. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 551 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like an armor-toothed belt across Italy’s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army’s major offensive, intended to rip through it. The 1st Infantry and 5th Armored Divisions advanced into a killing ground covered by thousands of machine-gun, antitank gun positions, and pillboxes expertly sited behind minefields and dense thickets of barbed wire. Never had the Germans in Italy brought so much artillery to bear or deployed such a great number of tanks. For 28 days, the battle raged as the Allied troops slugged an ever deeper hole into the German defences. The Metauro River, the Foglia River, Point 204, Tomba Di Pesaro, Coriano Ridge, San Martino, and San Fortunato became place names seared into the memories of those who fought there. They fought in a dust-choked land under a searing sun which by battle's end was reduced to a guagmire by rain. But they prevailed and on September 22 won the ground overlooking the Po River Valley, opening the way for the next phase of the Allied advance.
Summary Book Review Italy's Sorrow by James Holland:
Download or read book Italy's Sorrow written by James Holland and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe - a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the country's mountainous leg. For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and along the notorious Gothic Line were as high as they had been on the Western Front in the First World War. There were further similarities too: blasted landscapes, rain and mud, and months on end with the front line barely moving. And while the Allies and Germans were fighting it out through the mountains, the Italians were engaging in bitter battles too. Partisans were carrying out a crippling resistance campaign against the German troops but also battling the Fascists forces as well in what soon became a bloody civil war. Around them, innocent civilians tried to live through the carnage, terror and anarchy, while in the wake of the Allied advance, horrific numbers of impoverished and starving people were left to pick their way through the ruins of their homes and country. In the German-occupied north, there were more than 700 civilian massacres by German and Fascist troops in retaliation for Partisan activities, while in the south, many found themselves forced into making terrible and heart-rending decisions in order to survive. Although known as a land of beauty and for the richness of its culture, Italy's suffering in 1944-1945 is now largely forgotten. Italy's Sorrow by James Holland is the first account of the conflict there to tell the story from all sides and to include the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike. Offering extensive original research, it weaves together the drama and tragedy of that terrible year, including new perspectives and material on some of the most debated episodes to have emerged from World War II.
Download or read book A Don at War written by David Hunt and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir David Hunt's wartime career as an Intelligence Staff Officer. In 1945, Col. Hunt became head of the Historical Section of the Central Mediterranean Forces in charge of production of the Official History.
Summary Book Review The SAAF at War, 1940-1984 by Johan Stefaan Bouwer:
Download or read book The SAAF at War, 1940-1984 written by Johan Stefaan Bouwer and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The South African Air Force at War by Martin N. Louw:
Download or read book The South African Air Force at War written by Martin N. Louw and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Beyond Rome to the Alps by Jon Diamond:
Download or read book Beyond Rome to the Alps written by Jon Diamond and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2018-08-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rome was liberated on 5 June 1944 but the Italian campaign had another eleven gruelling months to run. The US Fifth and British Eighth Armies drove across the Arno River, capturing Florence on 5 August. Once again The Wehrmachts Tenth and Fourteenth Armies eluded destruction, withdrawing into the Gothic Line in the Northern Apennines. The Eighth Army, advancing along the Adriatic coast and the Fifth Army in the mountains north of Florence penetrated this strong German defensive belt between 25 August and the end of September. Yet the Allied campaign stalled due to a lethal combination of supply and manpower shortages, the early onset of winter and the rugged terrain favouring the German defenders.The Allied April spring offensive saw Eighth Army breakthrough the Argenta Gap into the Po Valley, while Fifth Army captured Bologna.. After crossing the Po River the Allies fanned out across Northern Italy, before the Nazi surrender on 3 May 1945.These dramatic events are described in words and images in this superb Images of War book.
Summary Book Review The Canadians at War, 1939/45 by Reader's Digest Association (Canada):
Download or read book The Canadians at War, 1939/45 written by Reader's Digest Association (Canada) and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of stories about the Canadians in WW II.
Summary Book Review The Household Cavalry at War by Humphrey Wyndham (Hon.):
Download or read book The Household Cavalry at War written by Humphrey Wyndham (Hon.) and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The United States at War by Donald E. Ross:
Download or read book The United States at War written by Donald E. Ross and published by . This book was released on 2003-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Third Reich at War written by and published by Abc-Clio Incorporated. This book was released on 1984 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1,061 articles in European languages, with annotations, published between 1972-82. See the index for antisemitism.
Summary Book Review The Mammoth Book of the Third Reich at War by Michael Veranov:
Download or read book The Mammoth Book of the Third Reich at War written by Michael Veranov and published by Constable. This book was released on 1997 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the entire story of the Third Reich at war, covering all the Wehrmacht's major battles and campaigns of World War II, among them Barbarossa, Stalingrad, the Battle of the Bulge, the bitter fighting for Italy, Greece and the Mediterranean, and the final retreat to Berlin.