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Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell

Peter Caddick-Adams


The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains beneath a medieval monastery, it was an astonishingly brutal encounter, grinding up ten armies in conditions as bad as the Eastern Front at its worst. This book provides a vivid account of how an array of men from across the globe fought the most lengthy and devastating engagement of the Italian campaign in an ancient monastery town. It offers a panoramic view, surveying the strategic heights and peering ... More

Keywords: World War II, Monte Cassino, Albert Kesselring, Erwin Rommel, Italian campaign, Italy, Eastern Front

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199974641
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199974641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Caddick-Adams, author
Lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom