The Second World War raged across the Mediterranean Basin from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, to Malta, Sicily and Italy. In battles at El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Monte Cassino, and Anzio, Allied forces struggled against the Axis and felt the sting of German and Italian guns. But in the end, Allied troops entered Rome—the first Axis capital liberated—and continued pushing north through to the bitter end. It was an infantryman's war.
About Martin K.A. Morgan
Martin K.A. Morgan is an author/historian who studies the American experience in World War II. He holds a BA in history from the University of Alabama (1991), an MA in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996), and is currently a history doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional, his experience in public history paved the way for the publishing and broadcasting work he does today. He is the author of two books, Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy (Schiffer, 2004), and The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion (Zenith Press, 2014). Martin also contributes frequently to two magazines, World War II Quarterly and The American Rifleman. In addition to that, he appears regularly on television programs relating to historical subjects on the Outdoor Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, History, H2, Syfy, The Military Channel/American Heroes Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel. For over a decade now, he has been leading battlefield tours around the world.
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