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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

by Kershaw, Alex.

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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; frmo the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • 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 compaign
  • 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
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