Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War
Brand: Sutton Publishing

Assault on Sicily: Monty and Patton at War

  • Publish Date: 2007-06-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Ken Ford

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On the night of July 9/10 1943, an Allied armada of 2,590 vessels launched one of the largest combined operations of the Second World War the invasion of Sicily, Operation 'Husky'. Over the next thirty-eight days, half a million British, Canadian, American and French soldiers, sailors, and airmen grappled with their German and Italian counterparts for control of this rocky outcrop of Hitler's 'Fortress Europe'. Almost the whole of the progress of the Second World War is illustrated by this one campaign. It was the only action where the whole Allied war effort was brought to bear on a single objective, with one army commanded by Patton and one army commanded by Montgomery. The seeds of rivalry between these two key Allied commanders that were sown in the Sicily campaign eventually grew to fruition in the battles for Normandy and the Ardennes.

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