Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II


Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II
Name Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II
Author Matthew Parker
Description Monte Cassino is the true story of one of the bitterest and bloodiest of the Allied struggles against the Nazi army. Long neglected by historians, the horrific conflict saw over 350,000 casualties, while the worst winter in Italian memory and official incompetence and backbiting only worsened the carnage and turmoil. Combining groundbreaking research in military archives with interviews with four hundred survivors from both sides, as well as soldier diaries and letters, Monte Cassino is both profoundly evocative and historically definitive. Clearly and precisely, Matthew Parker brilliantly reconstructs Europe’s largest land battle–which saw the destruction of the ancient monastery of Monte Cassino–and dramatically conveys the heroism and misery of the human face of war.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher Doubleday
Language Not Available
Rating 4.08
ISBN 0385509855
Total Pages 432
Published Year 2004
Published Month 1
Published Day 6
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