The Turning Tide
This is an account of a battle. A battle fought in
the mountainous country of Central Italy. The battle
for Cassino, and the monastery that rested on the
summit of the mountain in whose shadow the town lay.
Five months of bitter, heart-breaking struggle in’ the
worst weather that winter had to offer, where soldiers of.
both armies died in their thousands before final victory
was achieved by the Allied Fifth Army.
It is also the story of the men who fought that battle.
The Americans, the British, New Zealanders, French,
Poles, Indians, yes, and the Germans who defended this
central point of the Gustav Line with such fanatical
Here, too, is recorded the fate of the Company pinned
down by the guns on the overhanging crags, and the
insane descent which led to captivity for a few, and death
for the majority.
This is the story of Cassino, and the monastery on the
crest of the mountain which became a gravestone in the
living memories of the men who fought in Italy, and
helped to turn the tide of the war.
Cover in fair condition, spine in poor condition and taped but pages held intact. Pages yellowed as you’d expect from a preloved book of this era. Advertising intact in back of book. All in all a real treasure.