The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)

By | October 25, 2017
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy) Author Rick Atkinson
ISBN-10 080508861X
ISBN-13 9780805088618
Year 2008-09-16
Pages 848
Language English
Publisher Henry Holt
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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 JournalIn An Army at Dawnwinner of the Pulitzer PrizeRick 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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