005847-The Operations of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry (82nd Airborne Division) In the Capture of Altavilla, Italy, 13 September-19 September, 1943 (Naples-Foggia Campaign) 40 Pages 1948 (Personal Experience of a Battalion Operations Officer) This monograph covers the operations of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, in the battle for Altavilla, Italy, 16 September-19 September, 1943, during the expansion of the Salerno Beachhead. In order to establish the necessary background, related material of earlier date is included. Allied Staff planning for the invasion of Italy, begun well in advance of the Sicilian Invasion, envisaged a crossing of the Straits of Messina. However, the changing political tempo and the near collapse of the Fascist Party in July, 1943 opened up greater possibilities. From the landing beaches available on the Italian west coast the narrow plain of Salerno was selected. THIS ITEM IS SOLD AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY. AFTER PURCHASE YOU WILL BE FURNISHED A LINK FOR DOWNLOAD BY EMAIL. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Operations of the 1st Battalion, 504th ...
Publisher: US Army
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