15th ARMY GROUP HISTORY (U.S. Fifth Army + 8th British Army) in Italy December 1944 - May 1945. Summary: This is a reprint of the Group's operational and combat history originally printed in Austria in 1945 immediately after Germany surrendered. The 15th Army Group was the senior command for forces in Italy at the end of World War II. December 1944-May 1945: The 15th Army Group under General Clark (the Fifth U.S. Army + the 8th British Army) was deployed with Armies abreast across Italy against fortified German Armies. Unique to the 15th Army Group was the divergent national elements: Americans (white, ?colored?, Japanese Nisei)+brigades from India, Canada, New Zealand, Poland, South Africans, Brazilians+Jews and Italians.
ATTACHED U.S. Army Units: 34th Infantry Division, 85th Infantry Division, 88th Infantry Division, 91st Infantry Division, 92nd Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 442nd Infantry Brigade, 8th and 66th Anti-Aircraft Brigades, Fifth Army Artillery, Fifth Army Engineers.
ATTACHED ALLIED UNITS: 6th South African Armored Division, Italian Legnano Combat Group, Brazilian Expeditionary Force 1st Infantry Division, British Eight Army, 1st Canadian Armored Brigade, Jewish Infantry Brigade Group, Italian Cremona Combat Group, Italian Friuli Combat Group, 10th Indian Infantry Division, 2 Polish Corps Artillery and 5th Kresowa Infantry Division
288 pages. Well illustrated with battle maps and photos.
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