Tank Attack at Monte Cassino - The Cavendish Road operation 1944

Published: September 16th, 2020     
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Author: Jeffrey Plowman
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
ISBN #: 9781526764904
Other Publication Information: 100 color & black and white illustrations
Product provided by: Casemate Publishers

This book covers a little-known major operation within the campaign at Monte Cassino which was a success in its own right.

The operation was to build a road and assault German positions north of Monte Cassino with tanks of the New Zealanders, Indians and Americans forces. The plan was audacious and daring by building a road able to carry the tanks on a narrow mountain track. The operation would help in breaking through the infamous Gustav Line. I have long been interested in the Monte Cassino operation as my Father was involved in this campaign, but I had never read anything on this operation and found the book fascination and illuminating. The work and effort put into this action was enormous. The pictures and maps help the read to outstand the events and actions. The picture of the area as it is now also adds another dimension to the readers knowledge.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in WWII.

Thanks go to Pen and Sword Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

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