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The Gothic Line

Douglas Orgill

The Gothic Line

the Italian campaign, autumn, 1944.

by Douglas Orgill

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Italy.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [243]-246.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD763.I8 O7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination257 p.
      Number of Pages257
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5538604M
      LC Control Number67015816

      Retrace all the most significant battle locations along the Gothic Line on a two-day experience in the Bologna Apennines.. Together with an expert local guide, listen to the most peculiar and interesting anecdotes from the generations that made history in these locations. Visit the most significant museums that testify and host all the military memorabilia found on the battlefields as well as. onto a broad coastal plain, Gothic Line defenses were generally anchored on the numerous rivers, streams, and other waterways flowing from the mountains to the sea. One key to the line appeared to be the central Italian city of Bologna, a major rail and road communications hub located only a few miles north of the defensive belt.

      They were arrayed against the Gothic Line, which ran from Rimini on the east coast to Carrara on the west. The German army, under Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, had escaped the fighting in the south because American Gen. Mark Clark decided the glory of liberating Rome was more important than cutting off the German army. His wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, wrote the greatest of the Gothic romances, Frankenstein (). Lord Byron was the prototypical romantic hero, the envy and scandal of the age. He has been continually identified with his own characters, particularly the rebellious, irreverent, erotically inclined Don Juan.

      As the Allies stormed across Normandy in late summer , another strategically vital yet unsung campaign was being fought across the mountainous terrain of northern Italy. A vast international army of 12 different nationalities had to break through the Gothic Line, a rugged barrier of German defensive positions that stretched from the Adriatic coast to the Mediterranean. In this fast.   Chapter 5 Assault on the Gothic Line Map: The Gothic Line battles Map: Eighth Army's Gothic Line attack Chapter 6 Advance and Stalemate in the Northern Apennines Map: Battle of the Rivers Chapter 7 Po Valley to the Alps and Victory in Italy Map: Into the Po Valley Map: Across the Po River to the Alps Brand: Pen and Sword.


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This book gives a good narrative account of the Gothic Line battles of late It is well written and gives a balanced account from both the Allied and Axis perspectives. It is a little dated now in terms of format, but still an excellent read for those interested in military strategy and tactics, and the Italian campaign in general/5(6).

Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre; First Trade Paper edition (Octo ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out /5(6).

The Gothic Line book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Simon Conti is a troubled man. Having recently been struck-off as a surgeo Pages: The Gothic Line. The account of the bitter, bloody campaign by the British Eighth and American Fifth Armies as they clawed their way through the Gothic Line/5(7).

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saving/5(5). The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy brings the story of what renowned military historian Jack Granatstein hails as Canada’s most momentous World War II battle to vivid life by telling the story through the eyes of the soldiers.

It is a suspenseful, dramatic book that gives back to Canadians a forgotten and. Like an armor-toothed belt across Italy’s upper thigh, the Gothic Line was the most fortified and fiercely defended position the German army had yet thrown in the path of the Allied forces. On Augit fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army’s major offensive, intended to rip through it.

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The Gothic Line (German: Gotenstellung; Italian: Linea Gotica) formed Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's last major line of defence in the Italian Campaign during the final stages of the Second World War along the summits of the northern part of the Apennine Mountains during the fighting retreat of the German forces in Italy against the Allied Armies in Italy commanded by General Sir Harold.

"Jennings’s book is military history at its most engaging." ―The Spectator (UK) “At War on the Gothic Line is a compelling account of the epic battles to liberate Northern Italy in that have been previously/5(5).

The Gothic Line is a very personalized account of the Canadian assault on this heavily fortified line extending across the width of Italy from Pisa to Rimini. The book focuses on the part played by 1st Canadian Corps. The Gothic Line was not a continuous line of fortification, but rather a series of strong-points arranged in depth, exploiting the natural terrain features which favored the defender.

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Norton Place of Publication New York, NY Date published "Jennings’s book is military history at its most engaging." —The Spectator (UK) “At War on the Gothic Line is a compelling account of the epic battles to liberate Northern Italy in. The Gothic Line portrays the horror, the fear, the courage, and ultimately the glory that Canadians won on this remote battlefield.

Published by Douglas & McIntyre, pages. Awards: Shortlisted for the B.C. Book Prizes Hubert Evans Award for Non-Fiction.

Editor’s Choice Award Winner for by Stone and Stone World War II Books. The Gothic Line the last German Line of defense, broken by the surrender of the enemy in Italy. Moved right into the Cold War as Russian and Yugoslavia, claiming a /5.

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On Augit fell to I Canadian Corps to spearhead the famed Eighth Army's major offensive, intended to rip through : Mark Zuehlke.