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The Resource Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941 : how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive, John Carr

Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941 : how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive, John Carr

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Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941 : how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive
Title
Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941
Title remainder
how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive
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John Carr
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Language
eng
Summary
Hill 731 was the scene of the most ferocious battle of the Greek-Italian War in Albania. Watched by Mussolini himself, on 9 March 1941 the Italians launched their Spring Offensive, designed to stem four months of humiliating reverses. The objective was a pair of parallel valleys dominated by the Greek-held Hill 731 that had to be taken at all costs. The Italian Eighth Corps, part of Geloso's 11th Army, had the task of seizing the heights, spearheaded by 38 (Puglie) Division. Holding the position was the Greek 1 Division of II Corps, with 4 and 6 Division on the flanks. For 17 days, after a massive artillery barrage (which reduced the hill’s height by 6 metres), the Italians threw themselves with great courage against the Evzones on the hill, to be repeatdly smashed with appalling losses. It was an Iwo Jima-type merciless fight at close quarters, where bayonets held the place of honour but the battered Greeks held. Mussolini had wanted a spring victory to impress the Fuehrer. Instead, the bloody debacle of Hill 731 could well have contributed to Hitler’s decision to postpone his invasion of Russia by at least four weeks, a costly delay
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UKMGB
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1948-
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Carr, John C.
Dewey number
940.54/21965
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.7.A4
LC item number
C37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • Albania
  • Greece
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Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941 : how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive, John Carr
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MSTDDAPRINT1203027640
Dimensions
24 cm
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xvi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781526765031
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Mussolini's defeat at Hill 731, March 1941 : how the Greeks halted Italy's Albanian offensive, John Carr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1203027640
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 219 pages
Isbn
9781526765031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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