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This is the thread which will contain the Table of Contents and Syllabus for the book: The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944. This is the second book in the Liberation Trilogy.

The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson by Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson


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Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Table of Contents: The Day of Battle, The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of maps xiv
Map Legend xv
Allied Chain of Command xvi

PROLOGUE p.1

PART ONE

1. Across The Middle Sea p.2

Forcing the World Back to Reason p.29
Calypso's Island p.46
"The Horses of the Sun" p.58
Death or Glory p.68

2. The Burning Shore p.75

Land of the Cyclops p.75
The Loss of Irrecoverable Hours p.91
"Tonight Wear White Pajamas" p.95
"The Dark World Is Not Far from Us" p.112

3. An Island Redoubt p.123

"Into Battle with Stout Hearts" p,123
"How I Love Wars" p.129
Snaring the Head Devil p.135
Fevers of an Unknown Origin p.142
A Great Grief p.149
"In a Place Like This" p.161

PART TWO

4. Salerno p.179
"Risks Must Be Calculated" p.179
Plots,Counterplots, and Cross-plots p.187
The Stillest Shoes the World Could Boast p.197
The Moan of Lost Souls p.216
A Portal Won p.227

5. Corpse of the Siren p.239
"I Give You Naples" p.239
Watch Your Step and Have No Curiosity at All
The Mountainous Hinterland p.256
"The Entire World Was Burning" p.266

6. Winter p.279
The Archangel Michael, Here and Everywhere p.279
"A Tamk too Big for the Village Square" p.293
A Gangsters' Battle p.297
Too Many Gone West p.307

PART THREE

7. A River and a Rock p.321
Colonel Warden Makes a Plan p.321
"Nothing Was Right Except the Courage" p.328
The Show Must Go On p.351

8. Perdition p.359
"Something's Happening" p.359
Through the Looking Glass p.372
Jerryland p.385

9. The Murder Space p.398
This World and the Next World at Strife p.398
The Bitchhead p.412
"Man is Distinguished from the Beasts" p.432

PART FOUR

10. Four Horsemen p.445
A Fairyland of Silver and Gold p.445
The Weight of Metal p.453
Dragonflies in the Sun p.473

11. A Kettle of Grief p.483
Dead Country p.483
"Put the Fear of God into Them" p.494
"You Are All Brave, You Are All Gentlemen" p.501
"On the Eve of Great Things" p.509

12. The Great Prize p.521
Shaking Star from the Heavens p.521
The Fifth Army Show p.536
The Cuckoo's Song p.555
Expulsion of the Barbarians p.564

EPILOGUE p.577

NOTES p.589
SELECTED SOURCES p.731
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS p.763
INDEX p.771

MAPS

1. Mediterranean and Europe Theaters in WWII Endpapers
2. Operation HUSKY, Invasion of Sicily, July 1943 p.74
3. Counterattack at Gela, July11, 1943 p.97
4. Attack Across Sicily, July 1943 p.122
5. Capture of Troina, August 1-6, 1943 p.156
6. Race to Messina, August 1943 p.166
7. The Italian Battlefield, Sept. 9-14-June, 1944 p.178
8.Struggle at Salerno, September 9-14, 1943 p.206
9.Fifth Army at the Winter Line, mid-November, 1943 p.264
10. First and Second Attacks on San Pietro, December, p.286
11. Canadian Attack at Ortona, December 1943 p.303
12. Assault on the Rapido River, January 20-22, 1944 P.337
13. Anzio Landings and Early Advance, January 22-31,1944 p.358
14. U.S. and French Attacks at Cassino, January 25-February 12, 1944 p.403
15. German Counterattack at Anzio, February 16-20, 1944 p.422
16. Operation DICKENS at Cassino, March 15-24, 1944 p.456
17. Operation DIADEM, May 11-23,1944 p.520
18. Breakout at Anzio, MY 23-25,194 P.540
19. Shifting the Attack at Anzio, May 25-26, 1944 p.553
20. The Liberation of Rome, May 31-June 4, 1944 p.566


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Thanks Bryan, I will update the dates when this book will be discussed.

All, dates will be revised and posted - in the near future.


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Folks keep posted - the dates above will be updated - and we will continue the trilogy for those interested.


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Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Hey Bentley, count me in. I read this a while ago but I am interested in joining the discussion.


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Bryan Craig Great, Michael, I want to read this as well.


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Katy (kathy_h) Count me in too.


Francie Grice Me, too!


Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1245 comments Francie wrote: "Me, too!"

Do we have a date to begin?
Thanks


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Bryan Craig We are going to shoot for January 5 - May 3, 2015. Good time to put the book on your holiday list if you don't own it yet.


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Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Yahoo! I like it!


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Bryan Craig Great, Michael, please join us. Jill will update the syllabus for us.

If Bentley is not back by January, our trusted assistant moderator, Jerome, will be at the helm.

I plan to read it, too.


Brian Sandor (briansandor) | 70 comments I think I'll jump in on this one. Its been on my bookshelf for a couple of years needing to be read.


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Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) I think you will really enjoy this book, Brian.


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Bryan Craig Great Brian. I really enjoyed the first book, so I am looking forward to the second.

An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1) by Rick Atkinson by Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson


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Hello folks, we will get things updated here. Thanks,


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Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) I just have to update the syllabus and I think we are ready. Since we are not doing it until January, I wasn't in a rush but will do it now if you think it needs done early.


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Bryan Craig That is right, Jill, Jan. 5- May 3.


Sarah (sarahd3) | 3 comments This is great news! I'm excited to keep reading.


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Glad to have you


Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 17 comments I am a bit confused, is this book done or is it starting in Jan of this year? Is has 2014 on this syllabus. I checked it out from the library as it was listed as an upcoming read. Please clarify for me, thank you. :)


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Bryan Craig Hello Stormie, great to have you joining us. We will start on January 12, 2015. You got the book at the right time.

We will adjust the dates on the syllabus, but the material we will cover each week is correct. So, go ahead and start reading the prologue and chapter one. If you get behind, no worries.


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Stormie I am away on a trip and will not be back until the end of the week. It has been difficult doing everything via mobile connection. We will start this book upon my return as I noted on the main screen - the weekly divisions are the same - I will adjust the dates. We begin on January 12th.


Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 17 comments Thank you both, I have been trying to learn my way around. :) I have the dates written down, and will get started on the first week's readings.


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That is great - it should be a great discussion.


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UPDATED SYLLABUS:

The Syllabus for:

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-1944

Week One - January 12th - January 18th 2015
Prologue and Part One-1.Across the Middle Sea -Forcing the World Back to Reason - pages 1-46

Week Two - January 19th - January 25th
Part One - 1. Across the Middle Sea - Calypso' Island and The Horses of the Sun and Death of Glory and Part Two The Burning Shore - pages 46-91

Week Three - January 26th - February 1st
Part One -2 The Burning Shore - The Land of the Cyclops and The Loss of Irrecoverable Hours and "Tonight Wear White Pajamas" and "The Dark World is Not Far From Us" - pages 91-121

Week Four - February 2nd - Februrary 8th
Part One -3. An Island Redoubt - "Into Battle with Stout Hearts" and How I Love Wars and Snaring the Head Devil and Fevers of an Unknown Origin and A Great Grief and In A Place Like This - pages 125-175

Week Five - February 9th - February - 15th
Part Two -4.- Salerno - “Risks Must Be Calculated" and Plots, Counterplots, and Cross-plots and The Stillest Shoes the World Could Boast and The Moan of Lost Souls - pages 179-227

Week Six - February 16th - February 22rd
Part Two - 4.Salerno - A Portal Win and Part Two- 5. Corpse of the Siren- "I Give You Naples and "Watch Where You Step and Have No Curiosity at All" and The Mountainous Hinterland - pages 227-263

Week Seven - February 23rd - March 1st
Part Two - 5. Corpse of the Siren - The Mountainous Hinterland and "The Entire World Was Burning" and Part Two - 6. Winter - The Archangel Michael, Here and Everywhere - pages 265-293

Week Eight - March 2nd - March 8th
Part Two - 6. Winter - "A Tank Too Big for the Village Square" and A Gangster's Battle and Too Many Gone West - pages 293-318

Week Nine - March 9th - March 15th
Part Three - 7. A River and a Rock - Colonel Warden Makes a Plan and "Nothing Was Right Except the Courage" - pages 322-350

Week Ten - March 16th -March 22nd
Part Three - 7. A River and a Rock - The Show Must Go On - and 8. Perdition - “Something's Happening" and Through the Looking Glass - pages 351-385

Week Eleven - March 23rd - March 29th
Part Three - 8. Perdition - Jerryland and 9. The Murder Space -This World and the Next World at Strife - pages 385-412

Week Twelve - March 30th - April 5th
Part Three - 9. The Murder Space - The Bitchhead and "Man Is Distinguished from the Beasts" - pages 412-441

Week Thirteen - April 6th - April 12th
Part Four - 10 Four Horsemen - A Fairyland of Silver and Gold and The Weight of Metal - pages 445 - 473

Week Fourteen - April 13th - April 19th
Part Four - 10. Four Horsemen - Dragonflies in the Sun and 11. A Kettle of Grief - Dead Country and "Put the Fear of God into Them" and "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen" - pages 473-509

Week Fifteen - April 20th - April 26th
Part Four - 11. A Kettle of Grief - "On the Eve of Great Things" and 12. The Great Prize - Shaking Stars from the Heavens - pages 509-536

Week Sixteen - April 27th - May 3rd
Part Four - 12. The Great Prize - A Fifth Army Show - pages 536-555

Week Seventeen - May 4th - May 10th
Part Four - 12. The Great Prize - The Cuckoo's Song and Expulsion of the Barbarians - pages 555-576

Week Eighteen - May 11th - May 17th
Epilogue - pages 577-588

Week Nineteen - May 18th - 24th
Book as a Whole and Final Thoughts



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Folks the syllabus is above and is updated.


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Katy (kathy_h) Looks Great.


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Thx


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That is great - we are delighted to have you join us.


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Bryan Craig Awesome, Scott, we have a great group of participants for this series :-)


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Skeetor | 311 comments I'm in! :)


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Terrific


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Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments I will be attempting to participate.


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Great Michael - I am setting up thread one today for the kickoff


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