World: Up the Boot

"Smiling Albert" Kesselring had good reason to be serious. His quick abandonment of Rome had not helped him a bit. His Tenth and Fourteenth Armies, tumbling back over roads constantly strafed by Allied airmen, were in a desperate fix.

It was perfectly plain that General Sir Harold R.L.G. Alexander was still striving mightily to destroy them. He could be balked only if the Germans could somehow get back to manned and prepared positions where they could stop, regroup and get back into the fight.

The German right was scrambling up the Italian boot so...

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