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The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey From the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau

Alex Kershaw
Format
Book
Published
New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780307887993 (hbk.), 0307887995 (hbk.), 9780307888013 (eISBN)
Summary
The true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War. The battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for over five hundred days to liberate Europe; from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau.
Contents
  • The graves
  • The dust bowl
  • The West
  • Off to war
  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • The race for Messina
  • Mountain country
  • Anzio
  • Danger ahead
  • Hell broke loose
  • A blood-dimmed tide
  • The Battle of the Caves
  • Crossing the line
  • The bitch-head
  • The breakout
  • Rome
  • France
  • Day 401
  • The Champagne Campaign
  • The Vosges
  • Germany
  • Black December
  • The breaking point
  • Defeat
  • The river
  • The Siegfried Line
  • Cassino on the Main
  • Downfall
  • The heart of darkness
  • The day of the Americans
  • The hounds of hell
  • The coal yard
  • The Linden incident
  • The long day closes
  • Last battles
  • The last days
  • Victory in Europe
  • Peace breaks out
  • The last battle.
Description
433 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-418) and index.
Technical Details
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