Battleaxe Division by Ken Ford

Battleaxe Division. From Africa to Italy with the 78th Division 1942-45 written by Ken Ford.

This book recommended to me by Frank Horn plots the 78th Division from their formation in June 1942 through their operations in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and into Austria at the end of the war in Europe.

A fascinating book, well written with maps, illustrations and photographs. It is not about any one particular regiment but a whole division that had suffered 10,000 casualties in their first year alone. It plots their action at longstop Hill, Centuripe, Termoli, Cassino, the Gustave Line, the Argenta Gap; there was always another river to cross, another  defended mountain line to breach.

ISBN Number 0-7509-3199-X published by Sutton Publishing Ltd.