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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation… (2007 original; edició 2008)

de Rick Atkinson (Autor)

Sèrie: Liberation Trilogy (2)

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The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome.
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Títol:The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy, 2)
Autors:Rick Atkinson (Autor)
Informació:Henry Holt (2008), 848 pages
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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 de Rick Atkinson (2007)

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This book is the first in a Trilogy and begins in 1942 when the U.S first entered WWII. I was totally ignorant of this piece of history, I thank Goodreads members who suggested it to me.

This is a whopper of a book at 681 pages. However, Rick Atkinson writes history like a novel and it held a place high in the rotation order this month.

After the landing and invasion of Morocco, Eisenhower is introduced as he sits in Gibraltar. As the newly named Supreme Commander of Allied Forces,he is more concerned with Politics than the coordination of events happening in Africa (with no combat experience behind him). The huge personalities and egos of the American Generals(Patton) VS the British Command(Alexander) overshadows the urgency to stop Hitler's Field Marshall Rommel AKA The Desert Fox. It shocked me to discover how much these "allies" disliked each other.

The British had already been entrenched in the war for years. They knew pushing the German's out of North Africa was essential to liberate Europe. The Mediterranean Sea was the key for supply lines and entrance onto the Continent.

The American Command was certain they should either 1) deal with the Japanese or 2) Invade through France. Either option would probably have been disastrous. The American Troops were untrained, not prepared for the madness and evil of the war that was waiting for them. Atkinson is forthright and honest when he says "North Africa was a training ground" for the American soldiers. Training they sorely needed and did not get before landing on the Moroccan Coast. The loss of life in North Africa was tremendous. However "green" these men were at start of the African campaign-by the time they reached their goal of capturing Tunis they had become battled-hardened with hatred of all things German embedded in their souls.

A gritty story of war, recommended to those who love history and want to know what truly happened "over there". ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
This is the second book in Rick Atkinson's World War II Liberation Trilogy, and the book I was looking most forward to, for personal reasons. I struggled with it though. I am not sure if it was because of the all the losses and brutality (and imagining my own father being in the midst of it) or the extensive detail the author went into for every move of the Allies.

Still, Atkinson's is a fabulous writer, his research impeccable. I will read the final book sometime this year and check this mammoth-sized trilogy off the "readers bucket list" ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
The second book of the history of the US Army in WWII, it was the third one that I read, after [b:An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943|541920|An Army at Dawn The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #1)|Rick Atkinson|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1440057096s/541920.jpg|1795751] and [b:The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945|16044941|The Guns at Last Light The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (World War II Liberation Trilogy, #3)|Rick Atkinson|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1435169033s/16044941.jpg|21858205]. Just as well researched as the others, but with the same criticism that it's hard to keep track of all the names at times. Right to the end, I kept referring to the Chain of Command chart in the beginning - good thing it was there. I also still think Atkinson uses obscure words when simpler ones would suffice. It's a great book detailing the issues surrounding one of the most controversial theaters in the war. ( )
  Jeff.Rosendahl | Sep 21, 2021 |
Comprehensive, deep dive into Sicily and Italy, almost to the exclusion of the rest of Europe and with virtually no mention of the Pacific. But as a result, following the threads is much easier than a more thorough review of all of WW2. (I can't imagine having to keep up with a history of the entire war ... much less living, leading and/or fighting in it!) Atkinson introduces us to a number of the key characters, mostly generals (leaving Churchill, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Roosevelt to others. Some are swashbucklers -- such as Patton, a pathetic, if not tragic figure in some ways -- but perhaps most interestingly, Clark, Truscott, Alexander and a few others.

For 8 days this was a steady read, and I'll likely wait a few more days to begin #3 in the trilogy. But I look forward to it. Then on to his planned trilogy about the American Revolution. ( )
  markburris | Jul 11, 2021 |
In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.
  MasseyLibrary | Jun 20, 2020 |
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Muses, launch your song!
What kings were fired for war, what armies at their orders
thronged the plains?  What heroes sprang into bloom,
what weapons blazed, even in those days long ago,
in Italy's life-giving land?

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