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26-05-2015, 20:00

Anzio: The Gamble That Failed

Anzio: The Gamble That Failed
Author: Martin Blumenson
Anzio: The Gamble That Failed
J. B. Lippincott Company
Format: PDF
Pages: 230
Language: English
Size: 25.1 MB

Anzio is a small town beside the sea, an hour's drive from Rome. It is a pleasant place. There are no monuments to visit, no tombs or relics to revere, no grand views, not even a restaurant of note. Only the beaches for sunbathing and digging in the sand, the cool blue water for swimming. A prosperous seaport twenty-five hundred years ago, a fashionable summer resort two thousand years ago, entirely deserted a millennium ago, Anzio was the arena for a great clash of arms in 1944. During four long months of that year the combatants of World War II were locked at Anzio in a deadly embrace. The Allies threw down the challenge when American and British troops came ashore at Anzio in search of Rome. Picking up the challenge, the Germans reacted violently.

Anzio: The Gamble That Failed