Anzio, Epic of Bravery

Anzio, Epic of Bravery

by Fred Sheehan
     
 

One of the most bitterly contested pieces of land in World War II was a strip of Italian seacoast fifteen miles long and seven miles deep —the Anzio beachhead. Fred Sheehan, a soldier who participated in the campaign, tells the story of this largely neglected battle, whose purpose was to open the road to Rome. The unopposed January 1944 landing of 40,000

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Overview

One of the most bitterly contested pieces of land in World War II was a strip of Italian seacoast fifteen miles long and seven miles deep —the Anzio beachhead. Fred Sheehan, a soldier who participated in the campaign, tells the story of this largely neglected battle, whose purpose was to open the road to Rome. The unopposed January 1944 landing of 40,000 Allied troops seemed to promise easy victory. Yet a month later, with their number increased to 120,000, the Allies were no nearer Rome and were desperately fighting to hold there own against the German forces of Field Marshal Albert Kesselring.

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Reprint of the Oklahoma original of 1964 with a new foreword by Martin Blumenson. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806126784
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/15/1994
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Fred Sheehan was a rifleman at Anzio throughout the entire engagement. This volume reflects his years of research and careful compilation of official records and reports, personal memoirs, and interviews with participants of all ranks and duty assignments.

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