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Anzio : Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944, Lloyd Clark

Label
Anzio : Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944
Title
Anzio
Title remainder
Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Allied attack of Normandy beach and its resultant bloodbath have been immortalized in film and literature, but the U.S. campaign on the beaches of Western Italy reigns as perhaps the deadliest battle of World War II's western theater. In his new book, acclaimed military historian Lloyd Clark delivers a fresh account of this decisive but often overlooked battle."
  • "In January 1944, about six months before D-Day, an Allied force of 36,000 soldiers launched one of the first attacks on continental Europe at Anzio, a small coastal city thirty miles south of Rome. The assault, led by the VI Corps of the U.S. Fifth Army, was conceived as the first step toward an eventual siege of the Italian capital. The Allies captured the beach easily but, due to indecisive leadership by General John Lucas and his boss, General Mark Clark, they failed to break through the Germans' formidable "Gustav Line." Before long the advance stalled completely."
  • "With the Americans distracted by plotting the upcoming D-Day landing, the Germans quickly gained strength - their forces swelled to 120,000 men - and crushed the thirty-five-mile-long Allied line in a counterattack. Anzio beach became a death trap. As winter beat down, the Allies regrouped and desperately poured more men, guns, and armor into the stalemate. They also replaced General Lucas with a dynamic new commander, General Lucian Truscott. In May, after five months of brutal fighting and monumental casualties on both sides - some 7,000 Allied and 7,000 German soldiers ultimately lost their lives - the Allies finally cracked the German line and marched into Rome on June 5, the day before D-Day."
  • "Richly detailed, deeply moving, and fueled by extensive archival research of newspapers, letters, and diaries - as well as scores of original interviews with surviving soldiers on both sides of the trenches - Anzio is a harrowing and incisive true story by one of today's finest military historians."--Jacket
Summary
A noted military historian furnishes a gripping, in-depth account of the Allies' bloody assault on Anzio, in western Italy, during World War II, describing the long, difficult, and fierce campaign that eventually led to the successful capture of Rome and evaluating the costly mistakes that cost thousands of lives. 25,000 first printing
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
172858
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Clark, Lloyd
Dewey number
940.54/21563
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D763.I8
LC item number
C53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anzio, Battle of (Italy : 1944)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944
  • Military campaigns
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
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Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944
Label
Anzio : Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944, Lloyd Clark
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1501/2006048433-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Italian job : allied strategy and the invasion of Italy 1942-1943 -- Viktor, Barbara, Bernhardt and Gustav : the Italian campaign October-November 1943 -- The anatomy of a wild cat : December 1943-January 1944 -- Style over substance : 22 January 1944 -- The nudge : 23 January-2 February -- The spring released : 3-19 February -- Changes : 20 February-mid-March -- Entrenchment : mid-March-10 May -- Diadem : 11-24 May -- The eternal city : 25 May-5 June
Control code
ocm70265627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139467
Lccn
2006048433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139467
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70265627
Label
Anzio : Italy and the battle for Rome, 1944, Lloyd Clark
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1501/2006048433-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Italian job : allied strategy and the invasion of Italy 1942-1943 -- Viktor, Barbara, Bernhardt and Gustav : the Italian campaign October-November 1943 -- The anatomy of a wild cat : December 1943-January 1944 -- Style over substance : 22 January 1944 -- The nudge : 23 January-2 February -- The spring released : 3-19 February -- Changes : 20 February-mid-March -- Entrenchment : mid-March-10 May -- Diadem : 11-24 May -- The eternal city : 25 May-5 June
Control code
ocm70265627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139467
Lccn
2006048433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139467
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70265627

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