The Battle Of Sicily: How The Allies Lost Their Chance For Total Victory

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Book
ISBN 10
0517575256 
ISBN 13
9780517575253 
Category
World War II  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
1st 
Publication Year
1991 
Publisher
Crown 
Pages
366 
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In July 1943 the Allies launched a massive amphibious assault on Sicily. The invasion proved successful, bringing fame to American Gen. George S. Patton and British Gen. Bernard Montgomery, whose race to Messina was immortalized in the movie Patton. But according to Mitcham and Stauffenberg, the Allies lost a significant opportunity for total victory when the Germans mounted a brilliant defense. With only 4 divisions, the Germans held off the invaders for 38 days and then escaped, almost entirely intact, to mainland Italy, dooming the Allies to a prolonged battle of attrition up the Italian peninsula. - from Amzon 
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