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Cassino 1944 : Breaking the Gustav Line - Ken;Gerrard,Howard Ford

Cassino 1944

Breaking the Gustav Line

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Osprey's study of Italy's Cassino campaign during World War II (1939-1945). The battle for Cassino was probably the most bitter struggle of the entire Italian campaign. The dominating peak of Montecassino crowned by its magnificent but doomed medieval monastery was the key to the entire Gustav Line, a formidable system of defences that stretched right across the Italian peninsula. This position completely dominated the Liri valley and Route 6, the strategically vital road to Rome. Between January and May 1944 the Allies struggled amid inhospitable terrain and dreadful weather to dislodge the German paratroops that tenaciously defended the vital mountaintop. Ken Ford's book details the dramatic events of the battle to break the Gustav Line.

Origins of the Campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/Orders of Battle/US Fifth Army Attack/The Cassino Battles/Operation Diadem: Breaking the Gustav Line/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

ISBN: 9781841766232
ISBN-10: 1841766232
Series: Campaign
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 30th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 18.5  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1