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Battleground Italy 1943 1945
Hard cover, small format (6 x 9 ), 545 pages with 300 black and white photographs, 24 (mostly full-page) maps and 20 detailed appendices. In September 1943 the Allies landed on the Italian mainland, the so-called soft underbelly of Europe. Their aim was to knock Italy out of the war and rapidly conquer the country. However, the Italian campaign was one of the toughest of ...more
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Having been very familiar with the official histories of the Allied forces who fought in Italy, I've been looking for a long time for a decent overview of German forces in the Italian campaign in order to get some balance, and hoped that this volume would fill the bill. Was extremely disappointed to see that the forces opposite the Canadians are mentioned only once or twice in the entire book, and in one of those mentions, the "5th Canadian Infantry Division" is referenced (Canada never had a ...more