By Steven J. Zaloga
In January 1944, the Allies made up our minds to land at Anzio in an effort to triumph over the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious touchdown has turn into essentially the most debatable campaigns of worldwide struggle II (1939-1945). Questionable judgements by means of the Allied management ended in 3 months of global conflict I-style trench struggle, and the total beachhead suffered from non-stop German statement and bombardment. Vividly describing every one thrust and counter-thrust, this publication takes us throughout the agonizing fight as both sides sought to continue or regain mastery. It exhibits how Anzio proved to be a stepping stone not just to Rome but in addition to the liberation of Italy.
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Anzio 1944: The beleaguered beachhead (Campaign, Volume 155) by Steven J. Zaloga