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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Categories: World War 2 Books. Mark W. Clark, had established the Salerno beachhead and captured Naples, it pushed the Germans northward across the Volturno River and into the mountain defenses of the Winter Line. The actions of the American VI Corps, which served as right flank of Fifth Army during the six weeks of this advance, are here narrated in detail.
Closely related actions of the British 10 Corps, Fifth Army's left flank, and of the British Eighth Army, operating on the Adriatic coast, are summarized briefly. These volumes, prepared by professional historians shortly after the events described, provide a concise summary of some of the major campaigns and battles fought by American soldiers. Other books in this series. Add to basket. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
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From the Volturno to the Winter Line, 6 October-15 November 1943
In the thick of battle, the soldier is busy doing his job. He has the knowledge and confidence that his job is part of a unified plan to defeat the enemy, but he does not have time to survey a campaign from a fox hole. If he should be wounded and removed behind the lines, he may have even less opportunity to learn what place he and his unit had in the larger fight. It will show these soldiers, who have served their country so well, the part they and their comrades played in achievements which do honor to the record of the United States Army. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page.
From the Volturno to the Winter Line (6 October-15 November 1943)
Invasion of Italy. The series of 3 lines was designed to defend a western section of Italy, focused around the town of Monte Cassino , through which ran the important Highway 6 which led uninterrupted to Rome. The primary Gustav Line ran across Italy from just north of where the Garigliano River flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, through the Apennine Mountains to the mouth of the Sangro River on the Adriatic coast in the east. The two subsidiary lines, the Bernhardt Line and the Hitler Line ran much shorter distances from the Tyrrehnian sea to just North East of Cassino where they would merge into the Gustav Line. The Gustav Line, though ultimately broken, effectively slowed the Allied advance for months between December and June Major battles in the assault on the Winter Line at Monte Cassino and Anzio alone resulted in 98, Allied casualties and 60, Axis casualties.