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The Resource They fought at Anzio, John S.D. Eisenhower

They fought at Anzio, John S.D. Eisenhower

Label
They fought at Anzio
Title
They fought at Anzio
Statement of responsibility
John S.D. Eisenhower
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Italy, from the toe to the Alps, was the scene of the longest, bloodiest, most frustrating, and least understood series of battles fought by the Western Allies during World War II. Now, John S. D. Eisenhower offers a new look at the Italian campaign, emphasizing the Anzio offensive{u2014}an operation pushed by Winston Churchill that fell largely to American troops to carry out. It was visualized as an amphibious landing of two Allied divisions behind German lines that would force the Wehrmacht to evacuate all of Italy. But the Germans held on and, with the arrival of reinforcements, nearly wiped out the Allied troops pinned down at Anzio Beach. By portraying that struggle from the perspectives of both commanders and foot soldiers, this prominent military historian focuses on the experiences of the individuals who fought in the Italian campaign to reveal what the battle at Anzio was all about. But more than the account of one operation, They Fought at Anzio covers the entire Italian campaign, from the landings at Salerno to the capture of Rome. Eisenhower brings a trained eye to reconstructing the difficult terrain of battle, approaching the Anzio campaign as a contest between opposing commands striving to anticipate and counter the opponent{u2019}s moves{u2014}not as a field exercise but as a deadly struggle for survival. He analyzes the command decisions that brought about the Anzio stalemate, interspersing his account with personal experiences of the men in the trenches, the nurses of the 56th Evacuation Hospital, and the young officers witnessing the horrors of war for the first time. As a study in command, Eisenhower{u2019}s narrative gives new credit to generals Lucian Truscott and Fred Walker and assesses both the strengths and weaknesses of General Mark Clark, allowing us to grasp the situation as it appeared to those in command. He also offers compelling portraits of German commanders Field Marshal Albert Kesselring and General Frido von Senger und Etterlin. It has been said that Anzio was a soldier{u2019}s battle, remembered more for blood shed than for military objectives achieved. By focusing on the experiences of the soldiers who fought there and the decisions of commanders in perilous circumstances, They Fought at Anzio offers a new appreciation of the contributions of both and a new understanding of this unheralded theater of the war."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1922-2013
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Eisenhower, John S. D.
Dewey number
940.54/2157
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
D763.I8
LC item number
E34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944
  • Anzio
Label
They fought at Anzio, John S.D. Eisenhower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Beginning, the landing at Salerno -- The Germans react -- Ordeal of fire in the Sele Valley -- Salerno to Naples in ten days -- The other side of the Hill: Frido von Senger and the Gustav line -- Purple Heart Valley, San Pietro -- The inception of shingle -- Christmas at Carthage, 1943 -- Planning Shingle on a shoestring -- Grim foreboding, tragedy at the Rapido -- Assault -- Lucas consolidates the bridgehead -- Cisterna dn Campoleone -- The arrival of the 56th Evac -- The loss of the factory -- The monastery -- The crisis -- Truscott takes command -- Stalemate -- Planning Diadem -- Breakout at Cassino -- Rome is the prize! -- Velletri, Fred Walker's finest hour -- Rome
Control code
77575026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826217387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)77575026
Label
They fought at Anzio, John S.D. Eisenhower
Publication
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
Contents
Beginning, the landing at Salerno -- The Germans react -- Ordeal of fire in the Sele Valley -- Salerno to Naples in ten days -- The other side of the Hill: Frido von Senger and the Gustav line -- Purple Heart Valley, San Pietro -- The inception of shingle -- Christmas at Carthage, 1943 -- Planning Shingle on a shoestring -- Grim foreboding, tragedy at the Rapido -- Assault -- Lucas consolidates the bridgehead -- Cisterna dn Campoleone -- The arrival of the 56th Evac -- The loss of the factory -- The monastery -- The crisis -- Truscott takes command -- Stalemate -- Planning Diadem -- Breakout at Cassino -- Rome is the prize! -- Velletri, Fred Walker's finest hour -- Rome
Control code
77575026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826217387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007000113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)77575026

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