"Fatal Decision" is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II by an author whose previous books on the Normandy and Sicily campaigns have been hailed as masterful. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio was a small resort and port just south of Rome. But with Allied troops repelled at Monte Cassino, the plan was a surprise amphibious landing at Anzio on 22 January 1944, the destruction of the German supply line followed by the liberation of Rome, thirty five miles to the south. The reality was bad management, external meddling, poorly relayed orders and uncertain leadership. The result was carnage as the Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Alied troops forced to fight for their lives for five dreadful months in a throwback to the trenches of WWI. The eventual victory was muted and bitter. Mixing flawless research, drama and combat with a brilliant narrative voice, "Fatal Decision" is one of the best histories ever written of a World War II military campaign.
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`D'Este is a superb military historian, and here he has found a
subject that gives full-scope to his talents'
-- Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement
`Fatal Decision establishes Carlo D'Este as one of the foremost
modern historians of the Second World War' -- Max Hastings
Carlo D'Este is a retired lieutenant colonel from the US army, having served in Germany, England and Vietnam. His many books include the acclaimed studies of the Sicily and Normandy campaigns and a biography of General Patton. He lives in Massachusetts
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