New Books On the Shelf

The Winter Campaign in Italy 1943:

Orsogna, San Pietro and Ortona

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-47285-569-5

Language: English

Binding: Paperback & eBook

Pages: 96

Size: 18.4cm x 24.8cm

Price: £16.99 (£13.59 eBook)

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Italian military historian Pier Paolo Battistelli provides an account of three lesser-known battles fought in the winter of 1943 as Allied forces approached the Gustav Line in Italy. Spread over eight chapters, the book provides a background to the operations, before detailing the plans and command ability of both the Allied and German forces. The author then charts the course of the campaign from the advance up the Italian peninsula, to the approach to the Sangro river, and finally the gruelling battles of San Pietro, Ortona and Orsogna.

Highly detailed and accompanied by a range of stunning illustrations from artist Jonny Shumate, Pier deftly focuses on the tactics utilised by each side, enabling the reader to get a clear picture of each battle.

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