Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio by means of Flint Whitlock
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Overview: A riveting and complete account of the Battle of Anzio and the Alamo-like stand of American and British troops that grew to become positive defeat into victory
The four-month-long 1944 struggle on Italy’s coast, south of Rome, used to be certainly one of World War II’s longest and bloodiest battles. Surrounded by means of Nazi Germany’s maximum fanatical troops, American and British amphibious forces persevered relentless mortar and artillery barrages, aerial bombardments, and human-wave assaults by means of infantry with panzers. Through all of it, in spite of super casualties, the Yanks and Tommies stood facet by means of facet, preventing with, as Winston Churchill stated, "determined valour."
So intense and heroic used to be the preventing that British squaddies have been awarded two Victoria Crosses, whilst American squaddies gained twenty-six Medals of Honor-ten of them awarded posthumously.
The unparalleled defensive stand ended with the Allies breaking out in their besieged beachhead and in spite of everything achieving their objective: Rome. They had in point of fact snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Award-winning writer and army historian Flint Whitlock makes use of reputable information, memoirs, diaries, letters, and interviews with individuals to seize the determined nature of the preventing and create a complete account of the unrelenting slugfest at Anzio.
Desperate Valour is a stirring chronicle of braveness past measure.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History