Below are excerpts from two reviews of A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy: Museums, Monuments, and Battlegrounds (2nd edition, 2016).
In an article on her website, travel writer Martha Bakerjian noted: "This book is an updated version of Anne's previous book. It includes additional Italian regions and sites, updated visiting information, and GPS coordinates. I read the first book, using it to visit several sites, and found it to be excellent. It had everything I needed to know. . . and really made the places come alive for me.
With additional coverage, this new guide is even better and still compact enough to carry around with you easily. It's also great for armchair travel for anyone interested in history. . . ."
Link to full article: https://www.marthasitaly.com/articles/153/a-travel-guide-to-world-war/ii/sites-in-italy
In Charleston Currents journalist Andy Brack noted that "if you’re into World War II history, an updated and expanded second edition of local author Anne Leslie Saunders’ guide to World War II sites in Italy and Sicily will serve you well. . . .
The opening chapter explains what led Italy to join Hitler’s Axis and how Allied troops spent almost two years working to get foes to release their grip on Italy. The next 19 chapters offer tours that follow what happened on battlefields from Sicily to Trieste at the end of the war.
One of the joys of the book is how it is organized — not just geographically, but by what specific armies were doing during the various campaigns. If, for example, you want to know what the U.S. Seventh Army did in Sicily, Chapter Two describes the landing on the island’s southern coast and what ensued. Prefer to know what the Brits did instead? Turn to Chapter Three. We particularly enjoyed the section on the battle at Anzio.
Link to full article: http://charlestoncurrents.com/2017/05/review-a-travel-guide-to-world-war-ii-sites-in-italy/