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Mussolini's Island
John Follain

Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340833636
Price : 599

About the book
In July 1943, the Allies launched their first assault against the ''Fortress Europe'' which Hitler thought invincible. MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND captures for the first time the full horror and glory, the fear and the foul-ups of one of the least known but most dramatic and controversial battles of World War II.MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND is not a conventional military history. It tells the story of otherwise faceless men and women and#8211; American and Italian soldiers, a British Navy officer, and a Spitfire pilot - whose lives and loves are changed by the choices of Hitler and Mussolini, and of two star commanders locked in a personal rivalry: old ''blood and guts'' Patton and Montgomery, the best-known British Army commander of World War II. Based on in-depth interviews with the main characters, and hundreds of interviews with survivors, unpublished letters and diaries, MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND sweeps the reader across stormy seas and onto the landing beaches in the first D-Day.

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John Follain
John Follain is a journalist and writer. His previous books include JACKAL, A DISHONOURED SOCIETY, CONFRONTING FEAR, ZOYA'S STORY and CITY OF SECRETS. He is the Rome correspondent for The Sunday T...(+)
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