Salerno Books?

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Derek Lo, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:50 PM.

  1. Derek Lo

    Derek Lo New Member

    Good Evening

    Am looking for recommendations on the best book to buy on the landings at Salerno and the subsequent
    battles. I had an uncle who fought and died there with 64 Fd Regt R.A.

    Thanks

    Derek Lo
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  4. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    The following two are US centric books, but which also look at the involvement of British Forces, to a degree:

    CMH Publications Catalog - SALERNO TO CASSINO
    CMH Publications Catalog - SALERNO: AMERICAN OPERATIONS FROM THE BEACHES TO THE VOLTURNO, 9 SEPTEMBER-6 OCTOBER 1943

    You can also look at:
    Salerno 1943, Angus Konstam, Pen & Sword, 2007 (ISBN: 978-1-84415-517-0)
    Operation Avalanche: The Salerno Landings, 1943, Des Hickey & Gus Smith, Heineman, 1983 (ISBN: 9780434391806)
    The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 2), Rick Atkinson, Thorndike Pr, 2014 (ISBN: 978-1410463869)
     
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    idler GeneralList Patron

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  6. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    I have the 64 Field Regiment War Diaries - what was your uncle's name?
     
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  7. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    For a general view
    Italy's Sorrow.
    A year of War 1944-45

    James Holland
    Harper Press.

    More specific
    Salerno
    Eric Morris
    Hutchinson.
     
  8. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    You should be able to obtain a copy of the book below for a good price. I'm thinking of obtaining a copy myself. Salerno Remembered by G. Curtis. Published in 1988, by the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Association in Canterbury. 172pages, 30 black & white plates & 9 maps. I'm sure a forum member will vouch for this book if he reads this thread? Even at its most expensive it seems rather cheap.

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    Regards,
    Stu.
     
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  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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  10. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    I meant to add this book also, it is a very interesting read and assisted me with understanding a great deal on the activity during the invasion and the following days. It is highly recommended.

    Mark
     
  11. Derek Lo

    Derek Lo New Member

    He was Frank Locke, I have the diary for the day he was wounded (11.09.43) and d.o.w. next day .
     
  12. Derek Lo

    Derek Lo New Member

    I do and a photo of his grave taken last month by a family friend. Hence the interest.
     
  13. Derek Lo

    Derek Lo New Member

    Many thanks for all the information, time to start looking for a few books.

    Derek Lo
     

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