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1 Mitcham Jr., Samual W. and Von Stauffenberg, Friedrich The Battle of Sicily : How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory
New York, NY Orion Books 1991 0517575256 / 9780517575253 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Photos 
xviii, 366 pp, quarterbound w/green papercovered boards w/gree clothcovered spine w/gilt lettering, glossy red dj w/wht lettering and black-and-white photos on the front & rear panels. The book relates the story of Germany's "Dunkirk", a successful evacuation that allowed forty thousand troops to escape to Italy, where they later fought the Allies to a bloody stalemate. The Allies lost a significant opportunity in Sicily when a one-armed German gneral, Hans Valentin Hube, the commander of the XIV Panzer COrps, stepped in to mount a brilliant strategic defense. With only four divisions , he tied down two Allied armies, holding off the invadors for thirty-eight crucial days and then escaping with nearly his entire command. 
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