World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ITALY: Blunder or -----?

The costly and unsuccessful new attempt to take Cassino (see opposite page), following on the unfruitful landing at Anzio, brought to many Americans at home nothing but cumulative disillusionment with the war in Italy. Had the campaign from Salerno onward been badly bungled in the field? Or was the whole idea of the campaign a strategic blunder? Many an armchair strategist was last week drawing up an indictment of the wisdom of the Italian venture.

Great Stupidity? The case that could be made against the campaign:

¶ In over six months since the...

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