The author, Anne Saunders, taught at a university in the United States for many years and is the daughter of WWII veterans. Her guidebook is intended to help visitors find the dozens of WWII monuments, museums, and battlegrounds in central and northern Italy.
Photos of these sites appear on the guidebook's website, TravelGuidePress.com. There you also will find descriptions of several more locations, such as:
1. the Deportation Museum at Prato (near Florence)
2. the war-torn village of Sommocolonia in western Tuscany.
In addition to site descriptions, the guidebook has historical summaries of the Italian campaign, in which two Allied armies (the Fifth and Eighth) battled German forces for about two years. The Eighth Army chiefly consisted of forces from British Commonwealth nations, including the UK, Canada, India, and New Zealand. It also had troops from Poland, the French colonies, and elsewhere. Most US Fifth Army soldiers were Americans, but that army also included South African, Brazilian, and other national forces.
In 2012, Anne's translation of a book about WWII combat in a Tuscan village was published in Italy; its title is "The Battle of Sommocolonia." Her other publications include journal articles and a chapter in the book "Women Writing Latin."