Synopses & Reviews
When the Allies invaded mainland Italy in 1943 they intended only a clearing-up operation to knock Italy out of the war, but Hitler ordered the German armies to defend every foot of the country, which they did until May 1945 after a bloody and bitter struggle. The "Tug of War" was the misterious force which causes a war to race out of control, grow into a huge conflict, which the Allies could ill afford.
The Battle for Italy 1943-45. This book analyses the main battles of Salerno, Cassino, Anzio, the march on Rome and the characteristics of the soldiers involved and the rivalries of the Allied commanders.