After The Battle Issue No. 183

After The Battle Issue No. 183

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After The Battle Issue No. 183

The Battle of Ortona




Author:Editor: Karel Margry
Language:English text
Format:Magazine
Dimensions:Soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages:56 pages
Photos:wartime b+w photos and present day color comparisons
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:After The Battle, UK
Item No. ATB-183



  • THE BATTLE OF ORTONA - In December 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division and 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade fought a bitter three-week battle for possession of the town of Ortona on the Adriatic coast of Italy. So fierce and costly was the combat in the built-up area that Ortona soon came to be dubbed "little Stalingrad". Lieutenant Colonel G. W. L. Nicholson tells the story.
  • The Final Disposition of US World War II Dead - Although Americans killed in Germany were initially buried in temporary military cemeteries, at a conference in May 1945, the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, insisted on three general policies: (1) removal of American dead from German soil; (2) concentration of American dead in as few cemeteries as possible and (3) to use World War I cemeteries where possible, thereby securing properly landscaped terrain at an early date. Many thousands of servicemen were repatriated to the United States at the wishes of the next of kin.
  • From the Editor - A round-up and update on previous stories from After the Battle.