Anzio 1944

The beleaguered beachhead

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Anzio 1944

The beleaguered beachhead

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In January 1944, the Allies decided to land at Anzio in order to overcome the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious landing has become one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II (1939-1945). Questionable decisions by the Allied leadership led to three months of World War I-style trench warfare, and the entire beachhead suffered from continuous German observation and bombardment.  Vividly describing each thrust and counter-thrust, this book takes us through the agonizing struggle as each side sought to retain or regain mastery.  It shows how Anzio proved to be a stepping stone not only to Rome but also to the liberation of Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published Aug 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769134
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 75 b/w; 11 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 155
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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Peter Dennis

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