Volume V Closing The Ring How Nazi Germany Was Isolated And Assailed On All Sides BOOK I Italy Won
THE QUEBEC CONFERENCE:
...Eight of the sixteen German divisions in Italy were in die north under Rommel, two were near Rome, and six were farther south under Kesselring. These powerful forces might be reinforced from twenty German divisions which had been withdrawn from the Russian front to refit in France. Nothing we might gather for a long time could equal the strength which the Germans could put in the fight, but the British and Americans had command of sea and air, and also the initiative.
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