Salerno 1943

The Allies invade southern Italy

Salerno 1943 cover

Salerno 1943

The Allies invade southern Italy

Description

In mid-September 1943, as the opening move of the Allied campaign to liberate the mainland of Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force landed on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, only a few dozen miles to the south of Naples. Italy had just surrendered, and the soldiers in the landing craft prayed that the invasion would be unopposed. It was not to be. The Germans had seized control of the Italian-built beach defences, and were ready and waiting. The ferocious ten-day battle at Salerno was eventually decided by a combination of Allied reinforcements, and secondary landings in support of the beleaguered Salerno bridgehead. Using documentary records, memoirs and eyewitness accounts from all sides, Angus Konstam recreates the battle day by day, hour by hour. His methodically researched account offers a fresh perspective on a decisive battle that has largely been neglected by British and American historians in recent years.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781780962511
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 42 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 257
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…

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