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The Resource Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland

Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland

Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe
Title
Sicily '43
Title remainder
the first assault on fortress Europe
Statement of responsibility
James Holland
Title variation
  • First assault on fortress Europe
  • Sicily 1943
  • Sicily forty three
  • Sicily nineteen forty three
  • Sicily 'forty-three
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place, larger even than the Normandy invasion eleven months later: 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil. Operation HUSKY, as it was known, was enormously complex, involving dramatic battles on land, in the air, and at sea. Yet, despite its drama and its paramount importance to ultimate Allied victory, very little has been written about the 38-day battle for Sicily. Based on much new research, Sicily '43 offers vital new perspective on a major turning point in World War II"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, James
Dewey number
940.54/2158
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D763.S5
LC item number
H65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Husky, 1943
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • Sicily (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-571) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Burning Blue -- The Long Path to HUSKY -- A United Front -- The Problem of Planning -- Hitler's Gamble -- Air Power -- Corkscrew -- Man of Honour -- The Glitch in the Plan -- Crescendo in the Air -- Countdown -- Airborne Assault -- Early Hours of D-Day -- Landings -- Foothold -- Night Attack -- Counter-Attack at Gela -- Fightback at Gela -- Expanding the Bridgehead -- Taking Stock -- Primosole Bridge -- Shooting -- Slaughter at the Bridge -- The Bloody Plain -- Assoro -- Overthrow -- The Bloody Mountains -- Closing In -- Troina and Centuripe -- The Etna Battles -- The Straits of Messina
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802157188
Lccn
2020038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 2580487
  • (OCoLC)1192303915
  • 3386313
Label
Sicily '43 : the first assault on fortress Europe, James Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-571) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Burning Blue -- The Long Path to HUSKY -- A United Front -- The Problem of Planning -- Hitler's Gamble -- Air Power -- Corkscrew -- Man of Honour -- The Glitch in the Plan -- Crescendo in the Air -- Countdown -- Airborne Assault -- Early Hours of D-Day -- Landings -- Foothold -- Night Attack -- Counter-Attack at Gela -- Fightback at Gela -- Expanding the Bridgehead -- Taking Stock -- Primosole Bridge -- Shooting -- Slaughter at the Bridge -- The Bloody Plain -- Assoro -- Overthrow -- The Bloody Mountains -- Closing In -- Troina and Centuripe -- The Etna Battles -- The Straits of Messina
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 598 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802157188
Lccn
2020038631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 2580487
  • (OCoLC)1192303915
  • 3386313

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