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The Resource Spearhead of Fifth Army : The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio, Frank Van Lunteren

Spearhead of Fifth Army : The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio, Frank Van Lunteren

Label
Spearhead of Fifth Army : The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio
Title
Spearhead of Fifth Army
Title remainder
The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio
Statement of responsibility
Frank Van Lunteren
Title variation
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Upon the completion of the Sicily and Salerno campaigns in 1943, the paratroopers of Colonel Reuben Tucker's 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment were among the first Allied troops to enter Naples. A ghost town at first sight, the residents soon expressed their joy at being liberated. Four weeks later the 504th--upon the special request of General Mark Clark--spearheaded Fifth Army's drive through the notorious Volturno Valley--the Germans' next stand. January 1944 seemed to promise a period of rest, but the landing at Anzio meant deployment for the paratroopers again, this time by ship. A bombing raid during their beach landing was a forecast of eight weeks of bitter fighting. Holding the right flank of the beachhead along the Mussolini Canal, the paratroopers earned their nickname "Devils in Baggy Pants" for their frontline incursions into enemy lines, as well as their stubborn defense of the Allied salient." -- From jacket.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lunteren, Frank van
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
Spearhead of Fifth Army : The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio, Frank Van Lunteren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 32
  • 4
  • Breaching the Barbara Line: Colli, Hill 1011, and Rocchetta, November 9-30, 1943
  • 43
  • 5
  • Battle for the Bernhard Line: Hills 610, 687, 877, 950, and 954, December 1-31, 1943
  • 70
  • 6
  • Reaching the Breaking Point: Hills 710 and 1205, December 9-31, 1943
  • 87
  • 1
  • 7
  • Planning Operation Shingle: Naples, January 1-21, 1944
  • 106
  • 8
  • Landing on Red Beach: Anzio Beachhead, January 22, 1944
  • 114
  • 9
  • Battle at Bridge No. 2: Anzio Beachhead, January 23-24, 1944
  • 126
  • 10
  • Entering a Ghost Town: Naples, September 28-Octobcr 25, 1943
  • Disaster at Borgo Piave: Anzio Beachhead, January 25-27, 1944
  • 138
  • 11
  • Last Attempt to Break Out: Anzio Beachhead, January 28-31, 1944
  • 152
  • 12
  • Factory: Anzio Beachhead, February 1-6, 1944
  • 164
  • 13
  • Grenadier Guards Gully: Anzio Beachhead, February 7-8, 1944
  • 1
  • 183
  • 14
  • Battle for Carroceto: Anzio Beachhead, February 8-10, 1944
  • 193
  • 15
  • Mussolini Canal: Anzio Beachhead, February 1-15, 1944
  • 208
  • 16
  • Operation Fischfang and Deadly Patrols: Anzio Beachhead, February 16-29, 1944
  • 219
  • 2
  • 17
  • Journey to the Line: Anzio Beachhead, March 1-9, 1944
  • 231
  • 18
  • Battle Experience: Anzio Beachhead, March 10-21, 1944
  • 251
  • 19
  • Relief at Anzio: Anzio Beachhead and Naples, March 22-April 9, 1944
  • 260
  • 20
  • Across the Matese Mountains: Valle Agricola, Letino, and Gallo, October 26-November 3, 1943
  • Postscript: Postwar Careers
  • 273
  • 18
  • 3
  • Conquering the Volturno Valley: Macchia, Fornelli, Isernia, November 4-8, 1943
Control code
ocn949870812
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781612004273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
940.542145 L973 ; GE-G ; GE1706-24-1J2 JB, AWP.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 949870812
  • (OCoLC)949870812
Label
Spearhead of Fifth Army : The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the winter line to Anzio, Frank Van Lunteren
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 32
  • 4
  • Breaching the Barbara Line: Colli, Hill 1011, and Rocchetta, November 9-30, 1943
  • 43
  • 5
  • Battle for the Bernhard Line: Hills 610, 687, 877, 950, and 954, December 1-31, 1943
  • 70
  • 6
  • Reaching the Breaking Point: Hills 710 and 1205, December 9-31, 1943
  • 87
  • 1
  • 7
  • Planning Operation Shingle: Naples, January 1-21, 1944
  • 106
  • 8
  • Landing on Red Beach: Anzio Beachhead, January 22, 1944
  • 114
  • 9
  • Battle at Bridge No. 2: Anzio Beachhead, January 23-24, 1944
  • 126
  • 10
  • Entering a Ghost Town: Naples, September 28-Octobcr 25, 1943
  • Disaster at Borgo Piave: Anzio Beachhead, January 25-27, 1944
  • 138
  • 11
  • Last Attempt to Break Out: Anzio Beachhead, January 28-31, 1944
  • 152
  • 12
  • Factory: Anzio Beachhead, February 1-6, 1944
  • 164
  • 13
  • Grenadier Guards Gully: Anzio Beachhead, February 7-8, 1944
  • 1
  • 183
  • 14
  • Battle for Carroceto: Anzio Beachhead, February 8-10, 1944
  • 193
  • 15
  • Mussolini Canal: Anzio Beachhead, February 1-15, 1944
  • 208
  • 16
  • Operation Fischfang and Deadly Patrols: Anzio Beachhead, February 16-29, 1944
  • 219
  • 2
  • 17
  • Journey to the Line: Anzio Beachhead, March 1-9, 1944
  • 231
  • 18
  • Battle Experience: Anzio Beachhead, March 10-21, 1944
  • 251
  • 19
  • Relief at Anzio: Anzio Beachhead and Naples, March 22-April 9, 1944
  • 260
  • 20
  • Across the Matese Mountains: Valle Agricola, Letino, and Gallo, October 26-November 3, 1943
  • Postscript: Postwar Careers
  • 273
  • 18
  • 3
  • Conquering the Volturno Valley: Macchia, Fornelli, Isernia, November 4-8, 1943
Control code
ocn949870812
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781612004273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
940.542145 L973 ; GE-G ; GE1706-24-1J2 JB, AWP.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 949870812
  • (OCoLC)949870812

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