Sicily-Salerno-Anzio, June 1943-June 1944

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 9
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Binding:Paperback
Published:February 14, 2011
By Samuel Eliot Morison (Author)

These handsome paperback editions of Samuel Eliot Morison’s multivolume The History of United States Naval Operations in World War II are being published by the Naval Institute Press with new introductions by noted military historians.  The series, hailed for its accuracy, narrative pace, and detail, presents a complete naval record of the war. An eminent Harvard professor, Morison gained a commission in the U.S. Naval Reserve and served in all theaters of the war. Volume 9 takes up the story of American naval activities in the Mediterranean with three major amphibious operations: the invasion of Sicily, the capture of the Salerno beachhead, and the long Anzio beachhead struggle. In describing these joint operations, Morison discusses individual exploits and strategies. Never reluctant to tackle controversial subjects, he calls the Sicilian Operation ill conceived, the evacuation of three German divisions from Sicily preventable, the Italian armistice woefully bungled, and the hard-fought Anzio Operation a mistake.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • Illustrations: 39 b/w photos; 14 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (February 14, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145759
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145752
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 22.72 oz

Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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