Books: Behind the Lines

SILENCE ON MONTE SOLE by Jack Olsen. 374 pages. Putnam. $6.95.

By the summer of 1944, the Allied armies had advanced nearly to the hip of the Italian boot. But the going was slow. Through a series of intelligent and tenacious rear-guard actions, German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring exacted a high price in blood and patience for each rocky mile. In addition to the Allies, Kesselring had to deal with ferocious Italian partisans. One group, armed with parachuted weapons, carried on by blasting freight trains and ambushing German patrols in and around Monte Sole, the most prominent peak of a collection...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!