Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily – July-August 1943
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Overview: Bitter Victory illuminates a chapter of World War II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale treatment until now. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in military history, Carlo D’Este for the first time reveals the conflicts in planning and the behind-the-scenes quarrels between top Allied commanders. The book explodes the myth of the Patton-Montgomery rivalry and exposes how Alexander’s inept generalship nearly wrecked the campaign. D’Este documents in chilling detail the series of savage battles fought against an overmatched but brilliant foe and how the Germans-against overwhelming odds-carried out one of the greatest strategic withdrawals in history. His controversial narrative depicts for the first time how the Allies bungled their attempt to cut off the Axis retreat from Sicily, turning what ought to have been a great triumph into a bitter victory that later came to haunt the Allies in Italy.
Using a wealth of original sources, D’Este paints an unforgettable portrait of men at war. From the front lines to the councils of the Axis and Allied high commands, Bitter Victory offers penetrating reassessments of the men who masterminded the campaign. Thrilling and authoritative, this is military history on an epic scale.
Genre: Non-fiction | History
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1943-1944: "He Nods in Quiescent Siesta" (Krazy Kat) through George Herriman
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Overview: Krazy and Ignatz 1943-1944 covers the remaining two years of Herriman’s masterpiece. With this quantity, Fantagraphics and its precursor Eclipse could have reprinted all of the 29-year run of the Krazy Kat Sundays! Like Charles Schulz, George Herriman was once a cartoonist to the very finish. Aside from gathering the remaining masterful yr and a part of "Krazy Kat," this new quantity will be offering a retrospective have a look at Herriman’s existence on the drawing desk, providing many by no means ahead of observed samples of his authentic artwork (which the cartoonist steadily lovingly hand-colored for buddies). Gathered from many scattered collections, those pages testify to Herriman’s invererate interest for drawing. Rounding out the quantity are rankings of Krazy Kat day by day strips additionally from Herriman’s remaining years, additional testomony to the cartoonists energy. Series editor and veteran comics historian, Bill Blackbeard, additionally supplies a concluding, wide-ranging essay at the existence and artwork of Herriman. More than a easy reprint assortment, Krazy and Ignatz 1943-1944 portrays the total vary of a cartoonist who remained an artist all his existence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Target: Italy: The Secret War Against Mussolini 1940-1943 by means of Roderick Bailey
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Overview: Drawing on long-classified paperwork, Target: Italy is the reputable historical past of the struggle waged by means of Britain’s Special Operations Executive on Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Italy. It is the primary complete account of SOE’s clandestine efforts to strike at Italy and sever its alliance with Nazi Germany, uncovering missions as exceptional as a plot to assassinate Mussolini and plans to arm the Mafia.
It may be the primary in-depth historical past of SOE’s makes an attempt at inflicting bother within an enemy nation versus an enemy-occupied one, issuing a sobering reminder of the horrible risks that international companies can come upon when seeking to inspire resistance to robust authoritarian regimes.
This is a compelling story of determined bold and sacrifice, climaxing in one of the crucial strange episodes of the struggle: the subtle and dramatic dealings between the Allies and the Italians that resulted in Italy’s give up in 1943.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Mareth Line 1943: The End in Africa (Osprey Campaign 250) by Ken Ford
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Overview: The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany’s hopes for victory in North Africa and from this pointon the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel’s last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History
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Tug of War: The Battle for Italy 1943-1945: The Battle for Italy 1943-45 (Pen and Sword Military Classics) by Dominick Graham, Shelford Bidwell
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Overview: When the Allies invaded mainland Italy in 1943 they intended only a clearing-up operation to knock Italy out of the war, but Hitler ordered the German armies to defend every foot of the country. The ‘Tug of War’ was the mysterious force which caused a war to race out of control, and attract vast numbers of men, tanks, guns and aircraft. The book analyses the main battles of Salerno, Cassino, Anzio and the march on Rome.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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