HemGrupperDiskuteraMerTidsandan
Denna webbplats använder kakor för att fungera optimalt, analysera användarbeteende och för att visa reklam (om du inte är inloggad). Genom att använda LibraryThing intygar du att du har läst och förstått våra Regler och integritetspolicy. All användning av denna webbplats lyder under dessa regler.
Hide this

Resultat från Google Book Search

Klicka på en bild för att gå till Google Book Search.

Laddar...

The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943–1944 (2007)

av Rick Atkinson

Serier: Liberation Trilogy (2)

MedlemmarRecensionerPopularitetGenomsnittligt betygOmnämnanden
1,482358,783 (4.37)31
The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome.
Laddar...

Gå med i LibraryThing för att få reda på om du skulle tycka om den här boken.

Det finns inga diskussioner på LibraryThing om den här boken.

» Se även 31 omnämnanden

engelska (32)  italienska (2)  spanska (1)  Alla språk (35)
Visa 1-5 av 35 (nästa | visa alla)
In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when the United States began to act like a great power.
  MasseyLibrary | Jun 20, 2020 |
A detailed account of the war in Italy from the landings in Sicilia to the conquest of Roma. Mistakes are shown and explained; the suffering of the soldiers and of the civilians are told in full, as are decisions (good or bad ones).
Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy, of which The Day of Battle is the middle.
  MasseyLibrary | Jun 20, 2020 |
A detailed account of the war in Italy from the landings in Sicilia to the conquest of Roma

Mistakes are shown and explained; the suffering of the soldiers and of the civilians are told in full, as are decisions (good or bad ones) ( )
  norbert.book | Jul 17, 2018 |
Rick Atkinson’s Liberation Trilogy, of which The Day of Battle is the middle, is the best military history I’ve read since Shelby Foote’s The Civil War. Research is extensive, narrative is excellent, maps are good, not much not to like. Atkinson doesn’t care much for Montgomery and Alexander and Freyberg, but he comes down fairly hard on the American side too. If there’s a flaw here, Atkinson tends to focus too much on the generals rather than the “little guy”; there are plenty of extracts from diaries and letters home, but the writers are usually anonymous (i.e. “A private in the 36th infantry said…”). There’s also not too much from the other side – German soldiers and Italian civilians doubtless have interesting stories to tell.


The details are fascinating. The description of the horrific battles to crack the Gustav Line and of the rear area “garritroopers” in Naples are outstanding. I was surprised to find that 10% of the 5th Army was hospitalized with venereal disease at one time or another, and the 60% of the women in Italy were supposed to be infected. I suppose if you put a bunch of young men in proximity to a bunch of starving women, it’s bound to happen; the surprise may be how few rather than how many. (Atkinson notes at one point that many of the streetwalkers in Naples powdered their hair with DDT but doesn’t comment further – in the mistaken belief it could do something about VD? To demonstrate they didn’t have lice? Just as a fashion statement?) I’m also a little disappointed Atkinson didn’t continue with the Italian campaign past the fall of Rome; it was admittedly a sideshow, but sometimes what goes on in the sideshows is just as interesting as the main event. At least four stars. ( )
  setnahkt | Dec 21, 2017 |
The Allies’ Italian campaign in WWII, again a beautifully written story involving a fair share of total screwups, as well as detailed accounts of what it was like for those stuck at Anzio. Jan Smuts is not someone I’d usually quote, but his description of Churchill is so apt: in great things he was very great, in small things … not great. ( )
1 rösta rivkat | Nov 28, 2017 |
Visa 1-5 av 35 (nästa | visa alla)
inga recensioner | lägg till en recension

Ingår i serien

Du måste logga in för att ändra Allmänna fakta.
Mer hjälp finns på hjälpsidan för Allmänna fakta.
Vedertagen titel
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Originaltitel
Alternativa titlar
Första utgivningsdatum
Personer/gestalter
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga platser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Viktiga händelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Relaterade filmer
Priser och utmärkelser
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Motto
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Muses, launch your song!
What kings were fired for war, what armies at their orders
thronged the plains?  What heroes sprang into bloom,
what weapons blazed, even in those days long ago,
in Italy's life-giving land?

-Virgil, The Aeneid
Dedikation
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
To John Sterling
Inledande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
She could be heard long before she was seen on that foggy Tuesday morning, May 11, 1943.
Citat
Avslutande ord
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
(Klicka för att visa. Varning: Kan innehålla spoilers.)
Särskiljningsnotis
Information från den engelska sidan med allmänna fakta. Redigera om du vill anpassa till ditt språk.
Förlagets redaktörer
På baksidan citeras
Ursprungsspråk
Kanonisk DDC/MDS
The second volume in a trilogy chronicling the liberation of Europe during World War II focuses on the Allied campaigns in Sicily and Italy, detailing the bloody battles at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino, as well as the June 1944 liberation of Rome.

Inga biblioteksbeskrivningar kunde hittas.

Bokbeskrivning
Haiku-sammanfattning

Snabblänkar

Populära omslag

Betyg

Medelbetyg: (4.37)
0.5
1
1.5 1
2 1
2.5 2
3 19
3.5 5
4 87
4.5 26
5 109

Är det här du?

Bli LibraryThing-författare.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Sekretess/Villkor | Hjälp/Vanliga frågor | Blogg | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterlämnade bibliotek | Förhandsrecensenter | Allmänna fakta | 151,599,425 böcker! | Topplisten: Alltid synlig