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The Resource Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland

Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland

Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe
Title
Sicily '43
Title remainder
the first assault on fortress Europe
Statement of responsibility
James Holland
Title variation
  • Sicily 1943
  • Sicily Forty Three
  • Sicily Nineteen Forty Three
  • First assault on fortress Europe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion eleven months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil. Operation HUSKY, as it was known, was enormously complex, involving dramatic battles on land, in the air, and at sea. Yet, despite its drama and its paramount importance to ultimate Allied victory, very little has been written about the 38-day battle for Sicily. Based on much new research, Sicily '43 offers vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II. The characters involved--General George Patton and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery among many--were as colorful as the battles across the scorching plains as above the peaks of Sicily were brutal. Among Holland's great skills is incorporating the experience of on-the-ground participants on all sides--from American colonel Jim Gavin, British major Hedley Verity, and Canadian lieutenant Farley Mowat to brigade commander Wilhelm Schmalz, Luftwaffe fighter pilot Johannes "Macky" Steinhoff, and Italian combatants, civilians, and mafiosi alike--giving readers an intimate sense of what occurred in July and August 1943. Emphasizing the significance of Allied air superiority, Holland overturns conventional narratives that have criticized the Sicily campaign for the slowness of the Allied advance and that so many German and Italian soldiers escaped to the mainland; rather, he shows that clearing the island in 38 days against geographical challenges and fierce resistance was an impressive achievement. A powerful and dramatic account by a master military historian, Sicily '43 fills a major gap in the narrative history of World War II."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Holland, James
Dewey number
940.54/2158
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D763.S5
LC item number
H65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Husky, 1943
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-571) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Burning Blue -- The Long Path to HUSKY -- A United Front -- The Problem of Planning -- Hitler's Gamble -- Air Power -- CORKSCREW -- Man of Honour -- The Glitch in the Plan -- Crescendo in the Air -- Countdown -- Airborne Assault -- Early Hours of D-Day -- Landings -- Foothold -- Night Attack -- Counter-Attack at Gela -- Fightback at Gela -- Expanding the Bridgehead -- Taking Stock -- Primosole Bridge -- Shooting -- Slaughter at the Bridge -- The Bloody Plain -- Assoro -- Overthrow -- The Bloody Mountains -- Closing In -- Troina and Centuripe -- The Etna Battles -- The Straits of Messina
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802157188
Lccn
2020038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1192303915
Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-571) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Burning Blue -- The Long Path to HUSKY -- A United Front -- The Problem of Planning -- Hitler's Gamble -- Air Power -- CORKSCREW -- Man of Honour -- The Glitch in the Plan -- Crescendo in the Air -- Countdown -- Airborne Assault -- Early Hours of D-Day -- Landings -- Foothold -- Night Attack -- Counter-Attack at Gela -- Fightback at Gela -- Expanding the Bridgehead -- Taking Stock -- Primosole Bridge -- Shooting -- Slaughter at the Bridge -- The Bloody Plain -- Assoro -- Overthrow -- The Bloody Mountains -- Closing In -- Troina and Centuripe -- The Etna Battles -- The Straits of Messina
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802157188
Lccn
2020038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1192303915

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