MONTE CASSINO: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II

Matthew Parker, Author . Doubleday $27.50 (432p) ISBN 978-0-385-50985-5

In the months before D-Day, the Italian campaign dragged on with huge casualties on both sides. Parker (The Battle of Britain ) details, with the aid of hundreds of survivor interviews and war diaries, the Allied siege of the monastery at Monte Cassino, a mountainous fiefdom massively fortified by the German commander, Albert Kesselring. With command and ground-level detail that buffs will savor, Parker goes over what seems like every inch of the multinational force's campaign, which reduced the site (and its countless artifacts) to a ruin. (On sale June 1)

Reviewed on: 04/12/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 456 pages - 978-0-7553-1176-7
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