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THE SECOND WORLD WAR > WE ARE OPEN - WEEK TWELVE - THE DAY OF BATTLE - March 30th ~ April 5th - Chapter Eleven: Dead Country , "Put the fear of God into Them," "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen," "On the Eve of Great Things"(483-509) - No Spoilers

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Hello, Everyone,

For the week of March 30th - April 5th, we are reading Chapter 11 - Dead Country - "Put the fear of God into Them" - "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen" - "On the Eve of Great Things"- pages 483-509 of the book-The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson.

The twelfth week's reading assignment is:

Week Twelve- March 30th - April 5th, 2015
Chapter Eleven - Dead Country - "Put the fear of God into Them" - "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen" - "On the Eve of Great Things"- pages 483-509

We will open up a thread for each week's reading. Please make sure to post in the particular thread dedicated to those specific chapters and page numbers to avoid spoilers. We will also open up supplemental threads as we did for other spotlighted books.

This book was kicked off on January 12th

We look forward to your participation. Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other noted on line booksellers do have copies of the book and shipment can be expedited. The book can also be obtained easily at your local library, local bookstore or on your Kindle.

This weekly thread will be opened up on March 30th

There is no rush and we are thrilled to have you join us. It is never too late to get started and/or to post.

Bentley will be leading this discussion and back-up will be Assisting Moderators Bryan, Kathy, Jerome and Jill.

Welcome,

~Jerome

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The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #2) by Rick Atkinson by Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

REMEMBER NO SPOILERS ON THE WEEKLY NON SPOILER THREADS - ON EACH WEEKLY NON SPOILER THREAD - WE ONLY DISCUSS THE PAGES ASSIGNED OR THE PAGES WHICH WERE COVERED IN PREVIOUS WEEKS. IF YOU GO AHEAD OR WANT TO ENGAGE IN MORE EXPANSIVE DISCUSSION - POST THOSE COMMENTS IN ONE OF THE SPOILER THREADS. THESE CHAPTERS HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION SO WHEN IN DOUBT CHECK WITH THE CHAPTER OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY TO RECALL WHETHER YOUR COMMENTS ARE ASSIGNMENT SPECIFIC. EXAMPLES OF SPOILER THREADS ARE THE GLOSSARY, THE BIBLIOGRAPHY, THE INTRODUCTION AND THE BOOK AS A WHOLE THREADS.

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Introduction thread:

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Table of Contents and Syllabus:

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Glossary:

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Book as a Whole and Final Thoughts - SPOILER THREAD

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The Day of Battle The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #2) by Rick Atkinson by Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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All, we do not have to do citations regarding the book or the author being discussed during the book discussion on these discussion threads - nor do we have to cite any personage in the book being discussed while on the discussion threads related to this book.

However if we discuss folks outside the scope of the book or another book is cited which is not the book and author discussed then we do have to do that citation according to our citation rules. That makes it easier to not disrupt the discussion.


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Jerome | 4375 comments Mod
Everyone, for the week of March 30th - April 5th we are reading Chapter Eleven: Dead Country, "Put the fear of God into Them," "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen," "On the Eve of Great Things"

The twelfth week's reading assignment is:

Week Twelve
- March 30th-April 5th
Chapter Eleven: "Put the fear of God into Them" - "You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen" - "On the Eve of Great Things"

Chapter Overview and Summary

PART FOUR


Chapter Eleven: A Kettle of Grief

Dead Country

Mt. Vesuvius erupts as reinforcements arrive at Anzio. German forces have been dealt a severe blow, but are still able to fire on the beachhead.

"Put the fear of God into Them"

Allied air superiority asserts itself due to the lack of Luftwaffe units in the area, in stark contrast to the situation in central Europe, where Allied bombing intensifies.

"You Are All Brave. You Are All Gentlemen"

The Germans refuse to withdraw from Monte Cassino as the Allies plan a spring offensive.

"On the Eve of Great Things"

Allied debate regarding Rome's capture continues, with Clark insisting on it in the face of opposition. Kesselring remains ill-informed as to Allied strength and intentions.


Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1246 comments OK - I have just read pigs 445 to 473 - but I cannot find the section to comment on them.

This brings us up to March 20 when that Allies have failed to displace Senger from his position at hill 593.

I was so shocked at the end of the reading that they still held on.

Alexander's quote that the Germans were "the best soldiers ever" - is notable to me.

The inaccurate bombing - without real opposition airpower was rather discouraging I think.


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Bryan Craig Sorry Vincent, we had a big snafu on the threads. I think we might be picking this book up at a later date.


Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1246 comments Bryan

Do you mean the HBC is not going to finish this book at this time?

I will work my way to the end -

Thanks


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Bryan Craig Probably not, maybe when Bentley comes back.


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Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Yes one of the previous admins put up incorrect pagination and the threads were really not what they should have been - and the difficulty was that folks were posting on them from what I can recall.

I will try to clean this up too Vincent. And we will carry on.

These things happen and unfortunately they happen more often when we are all volunteers. But continuing to read the book we will do and I have them sitting on my shelves waiting.


Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1246 comments Bentley wrote: "Yes one of the previous admins put up incorrect pagination and the threads were really not what they should have been - and the difficulty was that folks were posting on them from what I can recall..."

It doesn't have to be cleaned up for me Bentley - it was a great read and with my other reference books and my desire for understanding better etc it just gave me a slight pause - I was more concerned about the well being of our volunteers including the volunteer leader.


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Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Being a volunteer - you know how life is - you sometimes have to handle things outside of the volunteer domain (smile)


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