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Crossing the Rapido

Duane P. Schultz

Crossing the Rapido

a tragedy of World War II

by Duane P. Schultz

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Published by Westholme Pub. in Yardley, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • United States,
  • Rapido River, Battle of the, Italy, 1944,
  • United States. Army. Infantry Division, 36th,
  • World War, 1939-1945

  • About the Edition

    The Rapido River was the last natural barrier between General Mark W. Clark"s Fifth U.S. Army and Rome. Ignoring intelligence reports that the Germans had significant forces protecting the opposite side of the river, Clark ordered the 36th Division to make a nighttime crossing on January 20,1944. The division, already coming through some of the heaviest fighting in Italy, knew they could not succeed. Soldiers died by the hundreds: of the 4,000 men who attempted the crossing, more than half did not return.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-286) and index.

    StatementDuane Schultz
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD763.I82 R24 S395
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 297 p.
    Number of Pages297
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27120415M
    ISBN 101594161062
    ISBN 109781594161063
    OCLC/WorldCa495780044


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The book gives a very thorough description of the background of the campaign in North Africa and Italy before moving into the crossing of the Rapido River. The episode of the Rapido is a harrowing experience about the futility of the war aggravated by wrong decision at the higher echelons of the American side in the Italian theater, Highly /5(28).

Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II Westholme Publishing, The crossing of the Rapido River in Crossing the Rapido book, in the shadow of the monastery atop Monte Cassino, was “one of the most colossal blunders of World War II,” leading to failure, outrage, unnecessary death, and a congressional investigation of US Army General Mark Clark.

In Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II, Duane Schultz follows the action at the ground level using survivors’ interviews and army documents to tell the story of one division’s sacrifice in Brand: Westholme Publishing.

Anyway, while I was in a book store I saw Crossing the Rapido and decided that it w Trevor Dupuy in Understanding Defeat listed the 36th ID’s fight at the Rapido as one of the worst military failures for America (interestingly the other battle listed is a love of mine, the 28th ID’s battle for Schmidt)/5.

The Rapido River was the last natural barrier between General Mark W. Clark’s Fifth U.S. Army and Rome. Ignoring intelligence reports that the Germans had significant forces protecting the opposite side of the river, Clark ordered the 36th “Texas” Division to make a nighttime crossing.

Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II by Duane Schultz A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. Rapido River Crossing hearings before the United States House Committee on Military Affairs, Seventy-Ninth Congress, second session, on Feb. 20, Mar. 18, This edition published in by U.S.

G.P.O. in Washington. His most recent book is Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II (, Westholme Publishing). Today in History: Born on November Saint Augustine, Christian theologian and philosopher.

Edward III, King of England who won victories against. The Battle of Rapido River was fought from 20 to 22 January during one of the Allies' many attempts to breach the Winter Line in the Italian Campaign during World War e its name, the battle occurred on the Gari River.

Lieutenant General Mark Clark, commanding general of the United States Fifth Army, in an attempt to break through the German defenses of the Winter Line (also. The 36th Infantry Division would cross the Rapido four day later, Clark told Walker, and establish a beachhead; then the First Armored would throw a.

Crossing the Rapido: a Tragedy of World War Ii by Duane Schultz,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Precise location of Rapido crossings. ropey. Registered User.

ropey. Post #1 T Hi I am visiting Cassino next month and wondered if anyone had a map or plan showing the exact location of the crossing points. Books make general reference to "the S Bend" to the north of Sant'Angelo, but where in the S bend?. Buy a cheap copy of Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II by Duane Schultz - A gently used book at a great low price.

Free shipping in the US. Discount books. Let the stories live on. Affordable books. At 10 a.m. on MaAndrew J. May, chairman of the Military Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, called to order hearings on the Rapido River crossing conducted by the 36th.

The failure of the 36th Texas National Guard Division's attempted crossing of Italy's Rapido River in January remains one of the black spots of America's WWII effort.

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Beranty The attempted crossing of the Rapido River in Italy by two infantry regiments of the U.S. 36th Division in January was one of the costliest failed attacks made by American forces during World War II.

In World War II Italy, a division of the Texas National Guard is sent on an impossible mission with tragic results and is then denied justice to save the car. The Online Books Page The Rapido river crossing. Hearings before the Committee on military affairs, House of representatives, Seventy-ninth Congress, second session.

February 20 and Ma The book gives a very thorough description of the background of the campaign in North Africa and Italy before moving into the crossing of the Rapido River.

The episode of the Rapido is a harrowing experience about the futility of the war aggravated by wrong decision at the higher echelons of the American side in the Italian theater, Highly.

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It’s Simple, Secure, and a Great Deal. In Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II, the first book-length history of this important battle and based on survivors’ interviews and army documents, Duane Schultz demonstrates that the American soldier will face the greatest odds without protest, but expects those in command to share any failurePrice: £ Get this from a library.

The Rapido River crossing: Hearings before the Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventy-ninth Congress, second session. February 20 and Ma [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Military Affairs,; United States. Congress House.] -- Investigates causes of the large casualty rate from the WWII battle at Rapido River, Italy. The crossing of the Rapido, in the shadow of the monastery atop Monte Cassino, was one of the colossal mistakes of World War II.

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The book is described as a "re-creation" of the events of George Washington crossing the Delaware. I take it to mean that it isn't pure history but a fictional look at that history with a striving for accuracy.

It's been a long time since I read it so I don't remember how accurate it is, but I do remember enjoying the book as an intersting story/5(25). The Rapido river crossing. Hearings before the Committee on military affairs, House of representatives, Seventy-ninth Congress, second session.

February. More editions of Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II: Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II: ISBN () Hardcover, Westholme Publishing, Abstract: The crossing of the Rapido River in southern Italy and the assault on the German Gustav Line by General Mark Clark's 5th US Army was undertaken to prevent German forces from opposing VI Corp's amphibious landing at Anzio.

The refain ends “ at the Bloody Rapido”. In the song, Maloney goes to fight with his brethren in the 36th and gets killed. I have been trying to determine if the story is true as I believe it to be and where I can share these original song lyrics.

I’m writing a book based on my Grandfather’s stories. Crossing the River is a novel of the African diaspora, following the life stories of three Africans. Each is portrayed as being in some sense the child of a nameless father who sells his children. Morris Crane would later be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in France.

One hundred and fifty-four men of Company E attempted the Rapido River crossing, but only twenty-seven enlisted men would return. Monte Cassino in ruins. Read another story from us: The Failed Secret Mission to Convince Italy to Abandon the Nazis.

Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, the goal of this unique book is to determine how U.S. Army corps and divisions ensure deliberate gap crossings, a type of combined arms operation, are planned using operational art. Examination of doctrine for gap crossings shows gap crossings to be tactical problems.

The Rapido is a short river (c km) which flows in the Italian province of Frosinone. The river is known for the Battle of the Rapido River, despite it actually occurring on the Gari River. Its source is close to the border between Lazio and Molise on the slopes of the Mainarde mountains.

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The Battle of of the Rapido River In mid Januarythe slow, hard slog up the Italian peninsula was into its fourth month already and the Allies were looking for innovative ways to break the formidable German the plan for an amphibious operation at Anzio, US Fifth Army Commander Mark Clark feared the landing force being forced back into the sea by the German.

THE RAPIDO RIVER CROSSING "Were you at the Rapido. " An affirmative answer draws a respectful hush, a reverent understanding. The name resounds with blood, that of the men known only to be "many," who became casualty in that fateful operation. Few seek to inquire what happened there, because the effort, however great, did not succeed.

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(Save over 20%) Credits will. and if you go on line and google 36th inf div. you can probalby find more references to Rapido River crossing. It was a bad call on the part of Gen Mark Clark to cross at that spot. What people need to remember about what the 36th Division did was they had boots on the ground in Italy, in Septemberabout 9 months before d-day.

Company E fought at Mount Rotondo, at the battle for the village of San Pietro and the disastrous Rapido River crossing. In a span of 48 hours, the 36th would lose over 2, men in the failed attempt to cross the Rapido at the heavily defended German Gustav Line. Yet, while Atkinson discusses all the big debating points — the Rapido crossing, Anzio, Cassino, Rome and so on — he tends to do so in terms of generals blaming one another for .Schultz (Coming Through Fire) produces a useful biography of one of the godfathers of America’s special operations forces, maverick Marine Captain Evans Carlson.

On the last of his three tour.