Cassino 1944

Breaking the Gustav Line

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Cassino 1944

Breaking the Gustav Line

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Osprey's study of Italy's Cassino campaign during World War II (1939-1945). The battle for Cassino was probably the most bitter struggle of the entire Italian campaign. The dominating peak of Montecassino crowned by its magnificent but doomed medieval monastery was the key to the entire Gustav Line, a formidable system of defences that stretched right across the Italian peninsula. This position completely dominated the Liri valley and Route 6, the strategically vital road to Rome. Between January and May 1944 the Allies struggled amid inhospitable terrain and dreadful weather to dislodge the German paratroops that tenaciously defended the vital mountaintop. Ken Ford's book details the dramatic events of the battle to break the Gustav Line.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Orders of Battle/US Fifth Army Attack/The Cassino Battles/Operation Diadem: Breaking the Gustav Line/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Apr 27 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766232
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 134
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ken Ford

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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