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Hardcover. Jacket and hardcover leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly bumped. Page block is lightly marked. Minor bumps on a few pages. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. Binding is sound. HCW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: On the night of July 9/10 1943, an Allied armada of 2,590 vessels launched one of the largest combined operations of the Second World War – the invasion of Sicily, Operation 'Husky'. Over the next thirty-eight days, half a million British, Canadian, American and French soldiers, sailors, and airmen grappled with their German and Italian counterparts for control of this rocky outcrop of Hitler's 'Fortress Europe'. Almost the whole of the progress of the Second World War is illustrated by this one campaign. It was the only action where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and one army commanded by Montgomery. The seeds of rivalry between these two key Allied commanders that were sown in the Sicily campaign eventually grew to fruition in the battles for Normandy and the Ardennes.
About the Author: Ken Ford worked in telecommunications before becoming a bookseller and author. He has a long-standing interest in Second World War history and is the author of eighteen books, including Battleaxe Division (1999 and 2003), D-Day Commando (2003 and 2005), Battle Zone Normandy: Sword Beach (2004), Battle Zone Normandy: Juno Beach (2004) and Mailed Fist (2005) for Sutton. Ken lives in Hampshire, England.
Titel: Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War
Verlag: Sutton Publishing
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 2007. Buchzustand: Very Good. 2007. First Edition. 272 pages. Signed by the author. Dedicated on front endpaper. Brown & photographic dust jacket with black lettering over black cloth. B&W photographs. Clean pages with firm binding. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear to edges and corners. Artikel-Nr. 1483548336cla