Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War [NOOK Book]

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Operation 'Husky' was the only action in WWII where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and another by Montgomery. The seeds of rivalry between these two commanders that were sown in the Sicily campaign eventually grew to fruition in the battle for Normandy and the Ardennes.
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Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War

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Overview

Operation 'Husky' was the only action in WWII where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and another by Montgomery. The seeds of rivalry between these two commanders that were sown in the Sicily campaign eventually grew to fruition in the battle for Normandy and the Ardennes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752495958
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,317,936
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Ken Ford worked in telecommunications before becoming a bookseller and author. He has a long-standing interest in Second World War history and is the author of eighteen books, including Battleaxe Division (1999 and 2003), D-Day Commando (2003 and 2005), Battle Zone Normandy: Sword Beach (2004), Battle Zone Normandy: Juno Beach (2004) and Mailed Fist (2005) for Sutton. Ken lives in Hampshire, England.

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Table of Contents


List of Maps     vii
Acknowledgements     viii
List of Illustrations     ix
Introduction     xi
The Two Generals     1
Planning the Invasion     11
Final Plans     37
Preparations     47
The Defenders     61
Invasion: The Airborne Landings     71
Invasion: The British Landings     79
Invasion: The American Landings     99
The Second Day - 11 July     109
The Third Day - 12 July     127
Primosole Bridge and the Commando Landings     145
Monty's Plan Stalls     161
Missed Opportunities     173
The Fall of Mussolini     189
Breaking the German Line     195
Whose Victory?     245
Notes     256
Bibliography     263
Index     266
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