From the Foreward of this 529 page book which traces the history of Fifth Army in the Sicilian and Italian Campaigns of WW II from 1943-1945: "This book is an effort to provide a careful, reasonably detailed account of the Fifth Army campaign in Italy. Only one thing is clear: that the men of Fifth Army fought a hard, long battle against the enemy, the weather, and the terrain; and that they won. Just how they went about winning and what the stages of the battle were it is the purpose of this book to recount. 'Salerno to the Alps' is essentially a condensation of the nine-volume Fifth Army History, which was prepared in full accordance with the principles of historical scholarship; the sources of the latter work are described briefly in the Bibliographical Note at the end of this volume. In condensing the 1,500 pages of the original work, the appendices, repetitious information, and some of the detail on the less interesting actions have been omitted; but an effort has been made to keep the thread of the story clear while concentrating on the major battles. The maps of this volume have been taken from the original work." Chapters include: Planning the Attack; The Salerno Beachhead; Through the Winter Line; The Battle of Cassino; The Anzio Beachhead; Breaking the Gustav Line; The Drive to Rome; Pursuit to the Arno; The Gothic Line; The Second Winter; To the Alps; and Looking Back; Appendices include: German Order of Battle; Troop List of the Fifth Army; and Allied Military Government. Includes 42 maps and several black and white photos.
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Buchbeschreibung Nashville: Battery Press, 1980. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. XII, 529 Seiten. Mit einigen Illustrationen auf Tafeln und Karten. Dust jacked a bit torned. With a few coloured pencil marks, else very good copy. ISBN: 9780898390223 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 Gr. 8° (22,5-25 cm). Orig.-Leinenband mit illustriertem Orig.-Schutzumschlag. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Artikel-Nr. 3087089