New Books Explore the War in Italy in 1943 and the Valentine Infantry Tank vs Panzer III
Two new books have been released that explore the war in Italy in 1943 and the Valentine infantry tank vs Panzer III.
Valentine Infantry Tank vs Panzer III
The second book, Valentine Infantry Tank vs Panzer III: North Africa 1941–43, is written by historian Bruce Newsome. The book compares and contrasts the two tanks, which were both widely used in North Africa during World War II.
Newsome examines the design, performance, and tactics of the two tanks. He argues that the Valentine was a more reliable and versatile tank than the Panzer III, but that the Panzer III was better armed and armored.
The book also includes a detailed account of the many battles that were fought between the two tanks in North Africa.
The War in Italy in 1943
The first book, The War in Italy in 1943: A Critical Reassessment, is written by historian John Keegan. The book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the campaign in Italy, from the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the fall of Rome in June 1944.
Keegan examines the key decisions made by both sides during the campaign and argues that the Allies made a number of strategic mistakes, which allowed the Germans to prolong the fighting. He also pays tribute to the courage and determination of the Allied soldiers who fought in Italy.