The Battle of Sicily: How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory

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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. About the Author: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. is the author of more than 20 books on World War II, including The Panzer Legions (0-8117-3353-X), Retreat to the Reich (0-8117-3384-X), and The German Defeat in the East (0-8117-3371-8). He lives in Louisiana. Friedrich von Stauffenberg, who died in 1989, was an expert on German-armored warfare in World War II. SELLING POINTS:The campaign for Sicily from the Axis point of view Reassesses the German Army's performance Details about German commanders who have been neglected by historians 72 b/w photos & 18 maps
 

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Epilogue
Tables of Equivalent Rank 327
Orderof Battle 15th Army Group July 10 1943 335
Bibliography 355
Index
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Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana. Friedrich von Stauffenberg, who died in 1989, was an expert on German-armored warfare in World War II.

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