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Salerno: A Military Fiasco Hardcover – 1 Sep 1983
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on 11 February 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
excellent book .One of my relatives was featured in the book . Never spoke about his experiences Made me look at him with new eyes and great respect
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He's done a Good Job
on 15 January 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book after reading Atkinson's Day of Battle. There is surprisingly few books on this pivotal battle. The title makes the book look like a whitewash, but actually Morris was pretty fair in his assessment of what went wrong and why. It is a good read, but as in Atkinson's book, make sure you pick up the US Army's publication (public domain) on the battle for some decent maps, the book is deficient here (as are most battle narratives).
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Not too bad. onesided
on 11 April 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
One sided (British) viewpoint. Ignores the 45th Div. Doesn't give German side worth a flip. Very much a British history.
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Morris has brought out the mistakes of the Generals such as General Eisenhower and the General I dislike most of all
on 16 June 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I speak as a personal viewer of the Salerno Invasion. On the command ship Ancon? Absolutely no, because I was on what was a LCI.......Landing Ship Infantry. My ship was the LCI #43. We could carry 200 troops and would land them right into the jaws of the enemy onto the beach. Morris has brought out the mistakes of the Generals such as General Eisenhower and the General I dislike most of all, General Mark Clark. Clark went on to make mistakes, which were declared as errors by General Lucas, at Anzio. The landing was a big success unless you were on the bombed and sunken LCI #20. The landing was without sufficient men and material to go on into Rome. Perhaps we should not burden Clark with this lack of men, ships and materials as many were shunted to England for the big invasion across the cannel. However, it is also my understanding that Clark held the British back on the break-out of Anzio so that he, General Mark Clark could be the General on the freedom of Rome. These are mere observations from someone who earned five battle stars in North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Southern France. Summary: Eric Morris has first hand knowledge of the happenings in Italy in this publication and also his "Circles of Hell". This is not material copied out of someone else's publication with different wording. Morris would have been the man to copy!