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By Rick Atkinson

ISBN-10: 1429967633

ISBN-13: 9781429967631

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A excellent book... The emphasis all through is at the human drama of fellows at war."—The Washington put up booklet World

The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the 3rd Reich is an epic tale of braveness and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. during this first quantity of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson exhibits why no smooth reader can comprehend the last word victory of the Allied powers with out a grab of the good drama that opened up in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.

Opening with the bold amphibious invasion in November 1942, An military at Dawn follows the yankee and British armies as they try the French in Morocco and Algiers, after which tackle the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. conflict via conflict, an green and infrequently poorly led military progressively turns into a very good struggling with force. At the center of the story are the extreme yet mistaken commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, and Rommel.

Brilliantly researched, wealthy with new fabric and vibrant insights, Atkinson's vivid narrative tells the deeply human tale of a huge conflict for the way forward for civilization. 

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The invasion was now under way. THE LANDINGS The first landings were scheduled to take place at 0320hrs on the left flank of the invasion beaches. On the Amalfi Coast the US Rangers were to land at the small fishing harbour of Maiori, while the British Commandos headed to Vietri a few miles to the east. The Rangers landed on schedule, wading ashore on the small beach in front of Maiori. The 4th Ranger Battalion formed the first wave, and soon discovered that there was no enemy garrison in the village.

To the north, the American troops would fan out to secure the crossings over the river Sele, and to be in a position to advance up the Sele Valley on D+1. In addition, the US 82nd Airborne Division would form a strategic reserve, based in the Sicilian airfields. Within three days of the initial landing the British 7th Armoured Division, the US 3rd Infantry Division and several army and corps level assets would also be landed on the Salerno beaches, to reinforce the beachhead. By then it was hoped that the 16.

Clark landed at Paestum, and toured the American bridgehead. A PT boat then ferried him north to meet Lt. Gen. McCreery, whose headquarters had been established near Magazenno. Clark and his two corps commanders must have congratulated themselves that the day had passed without any major disaster, apart from the loss of the 9th Fusiliers and the repulse of the Guards Brigade. The Americans were advancing without encountering any serious opposition, and the harderpressed British were also expanding their bridgehead.

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