Название: Salerno to Cassino. The Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Автор: Martin Blumenson
Издательство: U.S. Army Center of Military History
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Salerno to Cassino tells the story of the first eight months of the Italian campaign, from the Allied invasion of the Italian mainland in September 1943, through the battles of the autumn and winter of 1943-44, to the eve of the Allied spring offensive launched in May 1944. The period was grim, not only for the Allies but also for the Germans, for difficult terrain, bad weather, and chronic shortages of resources hampered both opponents. What the Allies had hoped would be a swift advance from Naples to Rome and beyond became a war of position, static warfare at its worst, which led directly to the risky amphibious operation at Amio and to the climactic struggle in the shadow of Monte Cassino.