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The battles fought between the Allied armies and the German Wehrmacht at Monte Cassino in 1944 were key episodes in the protracted Italian campaign, and the eventual
Allied victory was a decisive step in the wider war to liberate Europe from German
Much has been written about Cassino, but few books have chosen to tell the story through photographs – to give a visual insight into the fighting and the forces involved, the conditions in which they fought, and the landscape around the Monte Cassino abbey which became a battlefield. That is why Jeffrey Plowman's photographic
history is of such value.
Using almost 200 wartime images, many of which have not been published before, he gives a graphic impression of the realities of the fighting as it was experienced by the troops on the ground. He focuses on the tanks – the array of armoured vehicles deployed by both sides which played a critical role. This aspect of Cassino has rarely been covered in such detail and in such a vivid way.
The book will be of special interest to modellers and historians of armoured warfare, but it will also appeal to readers who have a more general interest in the Italian campaign.
- A vivid photographic history of the battle of Monte Cassino in the Second World War
- Focuses in particular on the role of tanks and other armoured vehicles
- Features photographs showing all sides of the German and Allied armies, including
- British, Americans, French, Poles, Canadians and New Zealanders
- A mine of rare wartime photographs of special interest to modellers and wargamers as well as readers with a more general interest in the Italian campaign
Jeffrey Plowman is a research biochemist by profession, and he has had a keen interest in military history for over thirty-five years. He has made a special study of New Zealand
armour and armoured units and he has published eight books as well as many articles and chapters on the subject. For this book he has selected from his own collection of over
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN : 9781526718938
- Dimensions : 246x189 mm
- Pub Month: November 2018
All profits from the Images of War: Monte Cassino will go towards the Royal British Legion's work in supporting the Armed Forces community.
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