At War on the Gothic Line

At War on the Gothic Line

Fighting in Italy 1944–45

General Military
  • Author: Christian Jennings
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 24 Aug 2017
  • Number of Pages: 384
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As the Allies stormed across Normandy in late summer 1944, another strategically vital yet unsung campaign was being fought across the mountainous terrain of northern Italy. A vast international army of 12 different nationalities had to break through the Gothic Line, a rugged barrier of German defensive positions that stretched from the Adriatic coast to the Mediterranean.
In this fast-paced narrative of a year at war, veteran foreign correspondent and historian Christian Jennings provides an unprecedented look inside these crucial, bloody battles, through the eyes of 13 men and women from seven different countries, bringing history and war to life in this unmissable book.

Biographical Note

CHRISTIAN JENNINGS is a British freelance foreign correspondent, and the author of four works of non-fiction. Since 1988, across twenty-three countries, he has been writing books and journalism on international current affairs, Special Forces, defence and latterly science for publications ranging from The Economist and Reuters to Wired, The Mail on Sunday and The Scotsman. He has been based variously in Sarajevo, London, Pristina, Kigali, Bujumbura, Skopje, Nairobi and Geneva.

Contents

Maps
Author's Note
Preface
Part One: Introduction - The Road to the Gothic Line
Part Two: Before the Line
Part Three: On the Line
Part Four: Behind the Line
Part Five: After the Line
Epilogue: What Became of the Characters in the Book
Notes
Index

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