Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

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Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

Hardback by James Holland

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Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

Codenamed Operation HUSKY, the Allied assault on Sicily on 10 July 1943 remains the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted in world history, landing more men in a single day than at any other time.

The subsequent thirty-eight-day Battle for Sicily was one of the most dramatic of the entire Second World War, involving daring raids by special forces, deals with the Mafia, attacks across mosquito-infested plains and perilous assaults up almost sheer faces of rock and scree.

It was a brutal campaign - signalling the beginning of the end of the War in the West. From here on, Italy ceased to participate in the war, the noose began to close around the neck of Nazi Germany, and the coalition between the United States and Britain came of age. 

Based on his own battlefield studies in Sicily and on much new research over the past thirty years, James Holland's SICILY '43 offers a vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II. It is a timely, powerful and dramatic account by a master military historian and will fill a major gap in the narrative history of the Second World War.

Product Information:
• ISBN: 9781787632936
• Author: James Holland
• Publisher: Bantam Press
• Format: Hardback
• Pages: 640
• Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.1 x 4 cm
 

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