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eBook Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome epub
  • ISBN: 006092148X
  • Author: Carlo D'Este
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Perennial; First PB Edition, First Printing edition (June 1, 1992)
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • ePUB size: 1565 kb
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Carlo D'Este, a retired . A second book on Anzio for family of a deceased vet of Anzio ww2 to help them understand why he would never sleek of the horrors endured in this fight.

Carlo D'Este, a retired . Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of the acclaimed biographies Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life, among other books on World War II. He lives in Massachusetts.

The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 (beginning with the Allied amphibious . d'Este, Carlo (1991). Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome.

The Battle of Anzio was a battle of the Italian Campaign of World War II that took place from January 22, 1944 (beginning with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle) to June 5, 1944 (ending with the capture of Rome). The operation was opposed by German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno. The operation was initially commanded by Major General John P. Lucas, of the . VI Corps with the intention being to outflank German forces at the Winter Line and enable an attack on Rome.

The Allies planned to bypass the strong German defenses along the Gustav Line and at Monte Cassino sixty miles to the southeast, which were holding up the American and British armies and preventing the liberation of Rome.

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Carlo D'Este has written a series of books on the often-overlooked Italian campaigns of World War I. The only quirk I found was D'este obvious admiration of German generals and the German military in general.

The result is a highly readable book. While he goes to great length to point out the weakness of Allied leadership, the Germans are let off rather lightly, despite the fact that in the end they lost.

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Read Fatal Decision, by Carlo D'Este online on Bookmate – Fatal . The Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for their lives for four dreadful months.

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Personal Name: D'Este, Carlo, 1936-. Publication, Distribution, et. London Maps on lining papers. Rubrics: Anzio Beachhead, 1944 World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Italy Rome (City). Download now Fatal decision : Anzio & the battle for Rome Carlo D'Este. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for. Carlo D'Este, a retired . We also sell new Schiffer and Fedorowicz books for 20% off list price. Publisher: HarperCollins, New York. Publication Date: 1991.

Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port some thirty-five miles south of Rome, played a crucial role in the fortunes of World War II as the target of an amphibious Allied landing. The Allies planned to bypass the strong German defenses along the Gustav Line and at Monte Cassino sixty miles to the southeast, which were holding up the American and British armies and preventing the liberation of Rome. By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure the beachhead and then push inland to cut off the two main highways and railroads supplying the German forces to the south, either trapping and annihilating the German armies or forcing them to withdraw to the north, thus opening the way to Rome.

But the reality of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II was bad management, external meddling, poorly relayed orders, and uncertain leadership. The Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for their lives for four dreadful months. The eventual victory in May 1944 was muted, bitter, and overshadowed by the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6. Mixing flawless research, drama, and combat with a brilliant narrative voice, Fatal Decision is one of the best histories ever written of a World War II military campaign.

Comments: (7)
Hirah
Content-wise I would easily rate this title as "5 stars", I barely left it out of my sight until finished, unfortunately its conversion to e-book format is not top-notch.
Things to improve:
- the map resolution needs to be increased at least to allow the text descriptions to be readable (current version is a foggy nightmare with lossy compression visual artefacts at 100% zoom)
- it would really help to transform the inline note references from normal text to links (otherwise a cumbersome series of clicks, lookups and bookmarking is needed just to read a note and return)
- the index should be dropped altogether, since the page numbers are no longer relevant (there is a disclaimer about this, followed by the recommendation to use the e-book reader search function instead)
- there are also some pesky spelling errors, not many but enough to spoil that "e-book conversion" rating
Mr.Death
The Italian people have always been of extremely high interest to me. This author vigorously produces a robust, modern historian's style that catapults one right into the intricate environs of WWII Italy. I appreciate historians who capture the edgy flavor of modern circumstances and believe me this person comes up with a sterling performance spinning his tale of contemporary angst.
Jerinovir
I read this after Reading "Warlord" by the same author. Other reviewers have summarized the contents quite well, so I will avoid repeating what they've already said.
However, I feel I must warn the reader about a couple of things:
First, this is military history, with an emphasis on the word "Military". If you get tired from reading things like: "On the morning of February 3rd, British Army [X] started their planned maneuver to outflank German Division [Y], moving along the southern edge of Ridge [R] and attempting to reach Via [A], when suddenly Division [Y] opened fire on the British left flank", stay away from this book. Second, although there are nine (!) appendixes to the book, I felt a small glossary of acronyms was necessary, for the author uses are quite a few of them throughout the book. Also, the inclusion of a small appendix outlining the sizes of platoons, companies, battalions, etc. would have been very helpful in order to have a better picture as one reads.
Other than that, "Fatal decision" is an interesting, enjoyable read (chapter 18 alone is almost worth the price of the book), and a good choice if you want to learn about the Italian Campaign of 1943-1944.
One final warning: This is NOT a book about Cassino and the bloody battles fought there. Although Cassino and Anzio were part of the same Allied Strategy, The events in Cassino are only brought up as reinforcement to what was happening on the Anzio beach-head. But for Anzio, this book is indeed a fine, fine choice.
Jube
A second book on Anzio for family of a deceased vet of Anzio ww2 to help them understand why he would never sleek of the horrors endured in this fight.
superstar
The Campaign in Italy was tough and often overlooked. This diluted the German forces ,but not their spirit. A hard fought campaign again needing overwhelming odds to come out victorious.
Bladebringer
This is a great unbiased book. Bit dry in spots but very well written. Well worth it to read to expand knowledge on an oft forgotten theatre.
Adokelv
Excellent reading material about the leaders on both sides for the battle of Italy.
Well written and thoroughly researched. Enjoyable read.
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