ANZIO AND THE ROAD TO ROME-
WHAT WENT WRONG?
a fascinating, eye-witness account in ‘one of the few
very good books evoked by the Second World War’
‘Great dramatic skill … an account that is both
illuminating and deeply moving’
‘Outstanding merit … an absorbing, worthw
book’ –THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
On January 22nd 1944 Wynford Vaughan-Thomas went into the Anzio beach-head with the first assault craft as war correspondent for the BBC — and stayed there till the breakout four tortured months later.
In this widely praised book he tells the whole story. He tells of the initial success and of the failure to follow it up, of the agonising weeks of crowded defensive fighting by a final total of seven British and American divisions under constant fire. He tells of the comradeship and acts of brilliant heroism, and the final link with the armies from the South.
Cover in good used condition for a preloved book of this era with the exception of some colour change to pages and a small 15mm vertical tear in the cover near the lower spine of book. B&W photographs and map drawings.