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Assault on Sicily
By Ken Ford

Assault on Sicily

Monty and Patton at War

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Assault on Sicily by Ken Ford

Book Description

On the night of 9/10 July 1943, an Allied armada of 2,590 vessels launched one of the largest combined operations of the Second World War - the invasion of Sicily, Operation 'Husky'. Over the next thirty-eight days, half a million British, Canadian, American and French soldiers, sailors, and airmen grappled with their German and Italian counterparts for control of this rocky outcrop of Hitler's 'Fortress Europe'. The Allied assault on Sicily featured airborne and amphibious landings; mountain warfare; international rivalry; poorly performing troops; tenacious German resistance; and, improvements in tactical air support and the ultimate Allied victory on the island. Almost the whole of the progress of the Second World War is illustrated by this one campaign. It was the only action where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and one army commanded by Montgomery. Both men were insufferable egoists and insubordinate commanders; they always chose to do their own thing, regardless of others' sensibilities and always with one eye on how history would see them. The seeds of rivalry between these two key Allied commanders that were sown in the Sicily campaign eventually grew to fruition in the battles for Normandy and the Ardennes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750943017
ISBN-10: 0750943017
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ken Ford

KEN FORD worked in telecommunications before becoming a bookseller and author. He has a long-standing interest in Second World War history and is the author of eighteen books, including Battleaxe Division (1999 and 2003), D-Day Commando (2003 and 2005) the Battle Zone Normandy series (2004), and Mailed Fist (2005) all for Sutton. Ken lives in Hampshire.

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