Cassino 1944

Cassino 1944

Breaking the Gustav Line

Campaign 134
  • Author: Ken Ford
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 134
  • Publication Date: 25 Apr 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841766232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost thirty years in the telecommunications industry. He now spends his time as an author and a bookseller specialising in books in military history. He has written a number of books on various Second World War subjects. Ken now lives in Southampton.Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: ‘Nagashino 1575' and Campaign 72: ‘Jutland 1916'. Howard lives and works in Kent.

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

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