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Monte Cassino

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Monte Cassino

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‘An exemplary, heartbreaking book’
Washington Post Book World

‘Magnificent … Parker’s word-pictures summon conjure up the hellish landscape as vividly as photographs’
The Times

'Parker has interviewed veterans and ploughed through thousands of diaries and letters to being the essence of the struggle for the pivotal height of the Gustav Line to life. The soldiers' own words are poignant reminders of the scale and severity of the fighting ... Parker's book gives a fascinating insight into the foxhole-eye view of those months, as well as the machinations of the top brass. It is a pacy and informative addition to the military history of a much-neglected campaign' 
Glasgow Herald

'Monte Cassino, perhaps the most interesting campaign of all ... [a] moving and well-researched book'
Economist

'Good accounts have been written of the battle before but none has managed to convey the sheer awfulness of the fighting with quite the same success…Parker has produced a deeply moving, richly detailed and fast-paced account of the most infamous British battle of the Second World War'
Saul David, Sunday Telegraph

‘An outstanding chronicle illustrating both valor and futility’
Booklist

‘An outstanding example of military history’
Library Journal

The Battle for Monte Cassino, which blocked the Allies’ road to Rome in early 1944, was fought over terrible terrain and in appalling conditions, and saw human sacrifice and privation almost beyond imagination. Based on first-hand accounts of veterans from around the world, Matthew Parker has recreated this epic battle from the experiences of the men who fought.

Headline Paperback £9.99

Read the Preface and Introduction (PDF)

Monte Cassino Links:

Museum of the battle in Cassino
Battlefield tour
Cassino war cemetery
Memories stirred by the 60th anniversary

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