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Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

Sicily '43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe

Holland, James

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Military StrategyWorld War II

Publisher Price: $20.00

ISBN10: 080215719X
ISBN13: 9780802157195
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Published: Nov 16 2021
Pages: 640
Weight: 1.50
Height: 1.90 Width: 6.00 Depth: 8.90
Language: English

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 paramount importance to ultimate Allied victory, and its drama, very little has been written about the 38-day Battle for Sicily.

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