Anzio The Gamble that Failed Author:Martin Blumenson Historic Battles: True War — Copyright 1963 — Epic battle on a beachhead of hell. — The ships of the Allied assult convoy put out to sea from Naples early on January 21, 1944. Their destination: the little beach of Anzio, a strategic steppingstone for an impressive entry into Rome. — The Germans, fighting desperately for what turned out to be a ... more »hopeless objective, left a trail of blood and agony across the shattered landscape.
Based on a thorough study of both Allied and German records, Anzio discloses one of the most tragic battles of the controversial Italian campaign... a battle in which the great men of World War II - Churchill, Clark, Eisenhower, and Montgomery - are prominent figures.« less