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Eighth Army in Italy 1943-45: The Long Hard Slog
     

Eighth Army in Italy 1943-45: The Long Hard Slog

by Richard Doherty
 

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Eighth Army, Britain's most famous field army of the twentieth century, landed in Italy in September 1943 and fought continously until the defeat of the Germans in early-May 1945. This book studies the experience of Eighth Army in the Italian campaign, examining how a force accustomed to the open spaces of North Africa adjusted to the difficult terrain of Italy where

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Eighth Army, Britain's most famous field army of the twentieth century, landed in Italy in September 1943 and fought continously until the defeat of the Germans in early-May 1945. This book studies the experience of Eighth Army in the Italian campaign, examining how a force accustomed to the open spaces of North Africa adjusted to the difficult terrain of Italy where fighting became much more a matter for the infantry than for the armour. It also compares the qualities of the commanders of Eighth Army in Italy: Montgomery; Leese and, finally, McCreery. The book uses official records at various levels, personal accounts - some never before published - and published material to present a picture of an army that, although defined as British, was one of the war's most cosmopolitan formations. Its soldiers came from the UK, Canada, India, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland and South Africa as well as from Palestine - the Jewish Brigade - and from Italy itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781473813878
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Doherty is recognised as Ireland's leading military history author with 15 published works to his credit. He is the author of A Noble Crusade: The History of the Eighth Army 1941-1945 and The Thin Green Line - The History of the RUC GC (published by Pen and Sword, 2004). He has also worked on TV historical series including The Sons of Ulster and The Siege Chronicles.

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