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The Day of Battle - The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

Rick Atkinson

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Genres:

History

Description:

THE HARROWING STORY OF ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST COMPELLING MILITARY CAMPAIGNS. In An Army at Dawn -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize -- Rick Atkinson provided a dramatic and authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943, attack Italy two months later, and then fight their way, mile by bloody mile, north toward Rome. The Italian campaign's outcome was never certain; in fact, President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and their military advisors bitterly debated whether an invasion of the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was even wise. But once underway, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered, despite the agonizing price. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, the Rapido River, and Cassino were particularly ferocious and lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, among the war's most complex and controversial commanders, American troops became increasingly determined and proficient. With the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory in Europe at last began to seem inevitable. Drawing on extensive new material from a wide array of primary sources, and written with great drama and flair, The Day of Battle is narrative history of the first rank.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Davis

Length:

32h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

16:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

27:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

25:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

14:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

13:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

20:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

22:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

25:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

26:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

25:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

21:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

24:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

20:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

14:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

20:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

19:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

27:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

23:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

29:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

20:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

19:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

16:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

16:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

27:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

25:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

20:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

20:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

16:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

17:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

24:22


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

17:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

23:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

29:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

19:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

17:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

27:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

28:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

25:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

30:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

16:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

17:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

19:13


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

20:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

21:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

16:29


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:52