Victor Failmezger's passion for the city of Rome is matched by his extensive knowledge of its dark recent past.
Joshua Levine, author of, Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture
Throughout, Failmezger presents fascinating stories and characters from a dramatic period of the war on the Italian front. Highly recommended for anyone interested in World War II history.
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
A fine piece of history telling and a very good read.
In Rome - City In Terror, Victor Failmezger retells the story of the harrowing days leading up to the Allied liberation of Rome in 1944. Between partisan warfare against the hated Nazi occupiers and the constant stream of escaped Allied prisoners-of-war, scrambling towards freedom along the Escape Line, Failmezger vividly reveals that Rome was far from the quiet Open City it was purported to be. If you want something to read while waiting for the COVID lockdown to end, this is the book!
Leo Barron, author of, Patton at the Battle of the Bulge
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