Tug of War: The Battle for Italy 1943-45 (ePub)
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When the Allies invaded mainland Italy in 1943 they intended only a clearing-up operation to knock Italy out of the war, but Hitler ordered the German armies to defend every foot of the country. The 'Tug of War' was the mysterious force which caused a war to race out of control, and attract vast numbers of men, tanks, guns and aircraft. The book analyses the main battles of Salerno, Cassino, Anzio and the march on Rome.
The authors, who became esteemed military historians, served as Gunner officers in the campaign and have written an authoritative and critical account of the campaign and the men who fought in it.Cassino