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Anzio: Italy and the Battle for Rome - 1944 [Kindle Edition]

Lloyd Clark
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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'Lloyd Clark's lucid, elegantly written book is well overdue... Absolutely first class' (Alex Kershaw)

Book Description

The first book in a generation by a British author to tell the story of the Anzio landings and the bloody stalemate that followed


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6233 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (1 Oct 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00155EZT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,775 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite readable but lacks details 8 Jun 2011
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The book is undoubtedly a worthwhile addition to the literature on Operation Shingle. The author conveys successfully the climate that brought to this hazardous operation that. while planned with the ambition of breaking the stalemate in Central Italy and freeing the Eternal City, was undertaken with a surprising half-heartedness and superficiality that borders into incompetence. Personally I still prefer Carlo D'Este's work on the same subject that I find more compelling and better detailed as a military history book, but this work should not be easily slighted. In my humble opinion at times the author seems to have chosen to deliberately gloss over details for the sake of providing a more readable and straightforward narration, but in doing so he misses important pieces of information for the reader. He completely ignores the fact that Italian troops fought alongside the Germans or that there were considerable war crimes committed against civilians by Allied troops, or that Cassino Abbey was razed to the ground for the sheer idiocy of Freyberg. As an Italian and an avid reader of history book I find this book somewhat generic and not much more than a worthy introduction to Operation Shingle and the liberation of Rome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and moving 6 Jan 2011
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This is a simply outstanding achievement for the author as he manages to make one realise th horror experienced by the men there and the problems in leadership which led to what can only be described as a bit of a farce. That is not to take ANYTHING away from the men who fought it as they died in droves trying to make the operation work.

This book is easily as good a Monte Cassino by Parker (excellent, in case you're wondering) and also gives the reader a very good conclusion but doesn't force the author's opinions on you as some do. It reaffirmed my belief that Mark Clark was a self-obsessed moron.

The most special section of the book for me, was the epilogue. I was moved, as evidentally, was the author.

Buy it. This is a MUST for your bookshelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overall view 21 Oct 2013
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A good overall view with sufficient detail to catch ones interest but enough of a sweep on the conflict to make it relevant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for battle field tour 25 April 2013
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Well written, gripping and good reference to incidents. Purchased for research purposes and found this book well articulated easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 16 Jan 2013
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Easily readable and a good insight into what happened at Anzio, especially for me as my father was involved and captured there, but he never spoke about it.
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