By Carlo D'Este
Bitter Victory illuminates a bankruptcy of worldwide battle II that has lacked a balanced, full-scale therapy beforehand. In recounting the second-largest amphibious operation in army heritage, Carlo D'Este for the 1st time finds the conflicts in making plans and the behind-the-scenes quarrels among best Allied commanders. The ebook explodes the parable of the Patton-Montgomery contention and exposes how Alexander's inept generalship approximately wrecked the crusade. D'Este records in chilling aspect the sequence of savage battles fought opposed to an overmatched yet marvelous foe and the way the Germans—against overwhelming odds—carried out one of many maximum strategic withdrawals in historical past. His debatable narrative depicts for the 1st time how the Allies bungled their try to bring to a halt the Axis retreat from Sicily, turning what should were an excellent triumph right into a sour victory that later got here to hang-out the Allies in Italy.
Using a wealth of unique resources, D'Este paints an unforgettable portrait of guys at battle. From front strains to the councils of the Axis and Allied excessive instructions, Bitter Victory bargains penetrating reassessments of the boys who masterminded the crusade. exciting and authoritative, this can be army historical past on an epic scale.
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Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, 1943 by Carlo D'Este