Anzio: The Gamble that Failed by Martin BlumensonAnzio: The Gamble that Failed by Martin Blumenson

Anzio: The Gamble that Failed

byMartin Blumenson

Paperback | June 5, 2001

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Anzio, a small town a mere hour's drive from Rome, became a battleground on which both Allies and Germans paid a bloody price. Planned by Churchill as a swift amphibious flanking maneuver, the 1943 battle of Anzio has been viewed by some as one of the most ill-conceived tactical operations of the Allied war effort, and by others as one of the war's singular lost opportunities. Blumenson examines the actions of the men involved, including Churchill, Eisenhower, Clark, and Montgomery, and takes into account records from Allied and German sources.
Martin Blumenson is a distinguished military historian and the author of Kasserine Pass, along with the two-volume The Patton Papers.
Title:Anzio: The Gamble that FailedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.44 × 5.84 × 0.65 inPublished:June 5, 2001Publisher:Cooper Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0815411294

ISBN - 13:9780815411291

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...a superb, omniscient narrative... . Blumenson's well-written, insightful, and fast-paced Anzio: The Gamble That Failed is an anatomy of a military disaster. Readers will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of this saga of an ill-conceived operation and notorious lost opportunities, tempered with the perseverance and intrepidity of Allied soldiers.