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The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy
Mark Zuehlke
 Book Details
 Author  Mark Zuehlke
 Publisher  Douglas & McIntyre Ltd. (2006)
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Stretching like an armour-toothed belt across Italy's upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the advancing Allied forces. On August 25, 1944, it fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army's major offensive, intended to rip through the Gothic Line.
 
Never had the Germans in Italy brought so much artillery to bear or deployed such a great number of tanks. For twenty-eight days, the battle raged as the Canadians, with British and Polish troops advancing on their flanks, slugged into the German defences. On September 22 the Canadians finally won, opening the way for the next phase of the Allied advance. The price was high-the greatest toll in casualties suffered during the long years of the Italian campaign.
 
The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell in World War II Italy brings the story of what renowned military historian Jack Granatstein hails as Canada's most momentous World War II battle to vivid life by telling the story through the eyes of the soldiers. It is a suspenseful, dramatic book that gives back to Canadians a forgotten and neglected part of their historical heritage. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


 From pieromaschera on Mar 28, 2011 15:30:59
there is a version in italian ?