THE BATTLE OF SICILY.

By: Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., and von Stauffenberg, Friedrich.

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367 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the story of Germany's 'Dunkirk' - a successful evacuation that allowed forty thousand troops to escape to Italy, where they later fought the Allies to a bloody stalemate....the Allies lost a significant opportunity in Sicily when a one-armed German general, Hans Valentin Hube, the commander of the XIV Panzer Corps, stepped in to mount a brilliant strategic defense. With only four divisions, he successfully tied down two Allied armies, holding off the invaders for thirty-eight crucial days and then escaping with nearly his entire command. Meanwhile, the Nazis were able to occupy Italy - whose government had only recently capitulated - thereby dooming the Allies to a prolonged and fierce battle of attrition up the Italian peninsula. The authors recount the campaign from the point of view of the Axis strategy - something no English-language book has ever done - and argue persuasively that the Allies wasted a chance for a total victory that might well have shortened the war." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color, minor rubbing.

Title: THE BATTLE OF SICILY.

Author Name: Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., and von Stauffenberg, Friedrich.

Categories: Military - World War II,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Orion: 1991

ISBN Number: 0517575256

ISBN Number 13: 9780517575253

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 25823

Keywords: Sicily, Air battles, Aerial combat, Axis, Pantelleria, Primosole Bridge, Patton, General Hube, Operation Lehrgang, Panzers, Panzer Corps, Evacuations, Italy, Amphibious invasions, Montgomery, Goering, Conrath, Guzzoni, Hitler, Kesselring, Luftwaffe, ,