Desperate Valour: Triumph at Anzio by way 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 became positive defeat into victory
The four-month-long 1944 combat on Italy’s coast, south of Rome, used to be one in all World War II’s longest and bloodiest battles. Surrounded by way 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 way of infantry with panzers. Through all of it, in spite of super casualties, the Yanks and Tommies stood aspect by way of aspect, combating with, as Winston Churchill stated, "determined valour."
So intense and heroic used to be the combating that British squaddies had been awarded two Victoria Crosses, whilst American squaddies won twenty-six Medals of Honor-ten of them awarded posthumously.
The unheard of defensive stand ended with the Allies breaking out in their besieged beachhead and in spite of everything attaining their objective: Rome. They had actually snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Award-winning writer and army historian Flint Whitlock makes use of reputable data, memoirs, diaries, letters, and interviews with individuals to seize the determined nature of the combating 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