Fifth Army Outline Plan for Operation Shingle (Anzio) 1944

This is the outline plan for the Allied landing at Anzio in January 1944. The aim was to establish a bridgehead with a flanking movement by sea, to relieve troops to the south on the mainland of Italy who were bogged down in their advance towaords Rome. The result was five months of fierce fighting and little to show for the effort until May 1944. This document also includes a wealth of material on the preparations for the landing, including beach surveys by Special Boat Section (as it then was) and there is a detailed and full order of battle of all the units and troops planned for the operation.

With beach diagrams and plans and many tables.

  • 978-1-905973-57-6
  • Staff, US Fifth Army
  • US Fifth Army
  • 2006
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