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Bloody River: The Real Tragedy of the Rapido (Texas A & M University Military History Series #63)

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Blumenson shows leadership's role in a disasterous World War II battle on the Italian peninsula, documenting how the Rapido tragedy reveals the high-priced lessons of war. 11 photos. 2 maps. Index.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Texas A&M University Press (first published 1970)
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David Hill
Apr 10, 2011 David Hill rated it liked it
Command level analysis of the fiasco that was the attempt to cross the Rapido River beneath Monte Cassino in preparation for the Anzio landings. A good telling of the strategic situation and the interpersonal history and tensions among the commanders, but not one word of what anybody below the rank of General did.
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Sep 01, 2008 William rated it liked it
Explains how & why the 36th (Texas National Guard) Infantry Division failed to cross the Rapido in WWII.

Heartbreaking story.
David Vanness
my copy is hardback with 157 pages.
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Martin Blumenson was a soldier in the US army, and a military historian, and a recognised authority on the life of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Blumenson received a Bachelors and Masters degree from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He received a second master's degree in history from Harvard University. He also was an exellent pianist, performing at Carnegie Hall as a young man.

He served as a U.S.
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