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Description - Battle of Sicily by Samuel W. Mitcham

* The campaign for Sicily from the Axis point of view* Reassesses the German Army's performance* Details about German commanders who have been neglected by historians In July 1943 the Allies launched a massive amphibious assault on Sicily. The invasion proved successful, bringing fame to American Gen. George S. Patton and British Gen. Bernard Montgomery, whose "race" to Messina was immortalized in the movie Patton. But according to Mitcham and Stauffenberg, the Allies lost a significant opportunity for total victory when the Germans mounted a brilliant defense. With only 4 divisions, the Germans held off the invaders for 38 days and then escaped, almost entirely intact, to mainland Italy, dooming the Allies to a prolonged battle of attrition up the Italian peninsula.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811734035
ISBN-10: 081173403X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Samuel W. Mitcham

Friedrich von Stauffenberg was an expert on the German military. Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., has written more than twenty books on World War II.

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