Cassino: Portrait of a Battle (Cassell Military Classics)

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Few battles compare with the famous, bitterly fought, and controversial World War Two conflict at Cassino, where German forces determined to prevent the Allies from reaching Rome. A former infantry office, who took part in this encounter relates its agonizing history, from the highest level down to the actions of individual soldiers, including the disagreements between British and American commanders and the crucial impact of Italy's geography.

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Fred Majdalany was born in Manchester in 1913. During the war he fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, was wounded and was awarded the M.C. In the closing months of the war, when he was Chief Instructor of an OCTU, he wrote his first novel, The Monastery, which has since been adapted for BBC transmission. From 1946 he wrote for the Daily Mail.

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