…follows the nature and strategies of the Anglo-American amphibious landings on Sicily which set the stage for future landings, and discusses a mission designed to knock Italy out of the war -- one that ultimately proved successful. The strategy represented a change in tactical development and was a test for future Allied joint operations -- so having this in-depth history covering the extent of operations and planning is central to any serious World War II collection.
The Midwest Book Review (March 2013)
Written by American aerospace analyst Steven J. Zaloga with illustrations by British artist Howard Gerrard, this is a worthy addition to the line-up of Osprey's Campaign Series (this is Volume 251 in this popular series). Several easy-to-comprehend maps spice up the text and provide a useful reference to the events being described in the text. Zaloga's writing style is informative and interesting, and he covers the most important aspect of the Allied invasion in sufficient depth so as to give the reader a solid understanding of the basic movements, the strategy, leaders, equipment, and terrain involved with the attack and defense of Sicily. Gerrard's slick and well composed paintings and selection of other illustrations and photographs are among the major highlights of the book. The reader will come away with a broad understanding of Operation Husky and its importance in the overall Allied strategy in the Mediterranean.
Scott L. Mingus, CHARGE! Civil War Wargaming
This short book by one of Osprey's best authors summarizes the Sicilian Campaign, from the inital planning to the successful Axis withdrawal. It is a well-written, intelligent summary ... Zaloga's analysis of the failure of the Allies to prevent the Axis escape is particularly interesting and persuasive.
The Coast Defense Journal (Vol 27, Issue 2)
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