The Battle for Sicily: Stepping Stone to Victory

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Pen & Sword Military, 2008 - History - 203 pages
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"On the night of 9-10 July 1943, the Allies made their first move to regain control of Western Europe. Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, was in fact a larger operation than the Normandy landings the following year. For the next thirty-eight days, half a million Allied servicemen fought the Germans and Italians for control of this rocky island ... Notwithstanding the campaign's failure to achieve its potential, vital lessons were learnt for the Normandy invasion. Many of the leading generals in Northwest Europe, amongst them Eisenhower, Montgomery, Bradley and Patton, brought with them the experience of Sicily"--Dust jacket.

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Contents

Introduction
6
Chapter Two THE OBJECTIVE
33
Chapter Three OPERATIONAL PLANNING
43
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About the author (2008)

Ian Blackwell was Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham.

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