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The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)

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This edition published in by Henry Holt and Co. in New York.

Written in English

816 pages

In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy. In An Army at Dawn -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize -- Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome. The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino were particularly difficult and lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark Clark, one of the war's most complex and controversial commanders, American officers and soldiers became increasingly determined and proficient. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable. - Publisher.

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                Liberation Trilogy
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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)
October 2, 2007, Henry Holt and Co.
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The day of battle

the war in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

First published in 2007



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In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells the harrowing story of the campaigns in Sicily and Italy. In An Army at Dawn -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize -- Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome. The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, Roosevelt, Churchill, and their military advisers engaged in heated debate about whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even a good idea. But once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizingly high price. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino were particularly difficult and lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark Clark, one of the war's most complex and controversial commanders, American officers and soldiers became increasingly determined and proficient. And with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable. - Publisher.

The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)

This edition published in by Henry Holt and Co. in New York.


Table of Contents

Allied chain of command
Prologue
Part one.
Across the Middle Sea
The burning shore
An island redoubt
Part two.
Salerno
Corpse of the siren
Winter
Part three.
A river and a rock
Perdition
The murder space
Part 4.
Four horsemen
A kettle of grief
The great prize
Epilogue

Edition Notes

Series
Liberation trilogy ; v. 2
Copyright Date
2007

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xiii, 791 p., [32] p. of plates
Number of pages
816
Dimensions
9.3 x 6.3 x 2 inches
Weight
2.8 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9325942M
ISBN 10
0805062890
ISBN 13
9780805062892
Library Thing
2951117
Goodreads
716532

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