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Battle of Sicily, The - How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory

By: Stackpole Books

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Stackpole Military History Series

Last Stocked on 11/27/2013

Product Info

Title
Battle of Sicily, The - How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory
Publisher
Category
Author
Samuel Mitcham, Friedrich Von Stauffenberg
Publish Year
1991
Pages
370
Dimensions
6x9x.75"
Type
Softcover

Description

In July 1943 the Allies launched a massive amphibious assault on Sicily. The invasion proved successful, bringing fame to American Gen. George S. Patton and British Gen. Bernard Montgomery, whose race to Messina was immortalized in the movie Patton. But according to Mitcham and Stauffenberg, the Allies lost a significant opportunity for total victory when the Germans mounted a brilliant defense. With only 4 divisions, the Germans held off the invaders for 38 days and then escaped, almost entirely intact, to mainland Italy, dooming the Allies to a prolonged battle of attrition up the Italian peninsula.

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