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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English


  • Salerno, Battle of, Salerno, Italy, 1943.

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Bibliography: p. 146.

StatementMaps by Ava Morgan.
LC ClassificationsD763.I82 S25
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 151 p.
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5953700M
LC Control Number65027294

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  The only settlement on the Salerno plain is at Paestum, near an ancient Greek temple. Battipaglia, Eboli, Albanella, Capaccio, and the other villages that were to figure so prominently in the battle are either at the very foot of the mountains or sprawled on their slopes.   I read a book called "Salerno Gulf of Hell" many years ago. I remember it being enjoyable and very interesting. It focuses sorely on the Salerno landing with only a few pages devoted to the attack up the boot of Italy. Not a full recommendation though as I read it over twenty-five years ago and the memory fades.   Based on the book by writer Alex Kershaw, Prestia took part in the amphibious landings at Salerno and Anzio on the Italian mainland. The bloody battles took the lives of . 33 Hewitt, The Allied Navies At Salerno, 34 Encyclopedia of World War II, 35 Tactical and Staff Duties Division (Historical Section), Naval Staff, Admiralty, B. R. (30) Battle Summary No. 37, The Invasion of Italy Landing at Salerno (“Avalanche”), , 36 Encyclopedia of World War II, 37 Hewitt, The Italian.

The noted historian Martin Bluraenson wrote the official history of the Salerno invasion, and it was published in ^ with the title Salerno to Cassino. While the 16th was overstretched at Salerno, it was nonetheless an aggressive, battle-tested panzer division under a wily veteran commander. It gave a predictably good accounting of itself on that first day, laying down fire and launching small counterattacks by groups of five to seven tanks, which unhinged the Allied landing schedule and. 'US Army in World War II--Mediterranean Theater of Operations: 'Salerno to Cassino'. In September a combined British and American amphibious force finally made the first Allied landing on the continent of Europe. After campaigns which began with amphibious assaults in both Africa and Sicily, the Allies were hoping that the invasion of Italy would be an equally successful endeavor. department of defense pin battle of salerno documentary on combat action of lieutenant general mark w. clark's fifth army forces in italy.