[DVD] The Weapons and Tactics That Changed the face of War - Stalemate in Italy
Description: The Allied invasion of Italy began in September 1943 and the operation remains one of the most controversial of all the campaigns of World War II. Iit was fought against the background of bitter Anglo-American disagreements over strategy indeed, had Mussolini not fallen and Sicily not surrendered, the Italian campaign might have been fought at all. The bloody fightiing is epitomised by the events around Monet Cassino as the German defenders of the infamous Gustav Line,† which, in some areas, was shored up rows of turrets from tanks.
This episode features illuminating interviews with battle experts, who shed light on the military and political complexities of the campaign. The archive footage includes 'Anzio Annie', one of the nortorious German heavy guns which caused such devastation during the Anzio landings.
Format: †PAL (1 Disc)
Production Year: †2000
Run Time:††48 mins
Rating: †E -
Consumer Advice: †Exempt
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 26 January, 2011.