By Ian Blackwell
In an try and outflank the German Gustav Line operating throughout Italy, Operation SHINGLE was once introduced on January twenty second 1944. attaining whole shock, the Allies made a winning touchdown at Anzio, yet paused instead of pushing speedy inland, a hold up which gave the Germans time to seal off the realm and to counterattack the beachhead.
Heavy battling happened till early March, in which the americans and British have been approximately pushed into the ocean, and then a stalemate was once reached. within the following months the Allied forces have been bolstered and in overdue may well a breakout was once made with the strategic goal of removing the Germans taking flight from the Gustav line, which had now been pierced.
However, common Mark Clark redirected the most attempt of the Anzio forces in the direction of the catch of Rome, allowing lots of the enemy to flee and to struggle one other day. An operation that rate millions of lives for disputed advantages, SHINGLE continues to be a debatable subject.
"...Authoritative, distinctive, and well-illustrated, the paintings is a praiseworthy evaluate of the Anzio campaign"World warfare II Quarterly, Vol four quantity 2 2007
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Was it some sort of safe house where he could hide from the Germans without running all the time? He had wondered that at every village where he and the other American airmen stopped in the past days, but each one turned out to be just a waypoint on a journey to . . somewhere. Musgrove and the other bomber crewmen had no idea where they were being taken by these local escorts with guns. Hell, they weren’t even sure they were being taken anywhere. As far as he could tell, they were just being passed around from one village to the next in search of a few bits of goat cheese and scraps of bread so stale that Musgrove thought he might be better off eating his shoes.
But it sounded a little crazy to them. Build a landing strip? They certainly wanted to be rescued, but how could planes land in this mountainous region where they couldn’t even walk down a country road without ducking into the bushes every time a vehicle passed, hoping they wouldn’t be found by the Germans? The same questions were going through the mind of George Vujnovich, the OSS control agent in Bari, Italy, with responsibility for sending secret agents on missions throughout much of Europe, including Yugoslavia.
Freeman, 2007 All rights reserved NAL CALIBER and the “C” logo are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Freeman, Gregory A. The forgotten 500: the untold story of the men who risked all for the greatest rescue mission of World War II / Gregory A. Freeman. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-03234-3 1. Operation Halyard, 1944. 2. World War, 1939-1945—Search and rescue operations—Yugoslavia. 3. World War, 1939-1945—Aerial operations, American. 4. Airmen—United States—Biography.
ANZIO: Italy 1944 (Battleground Europe) by Ian Blackwell