Italy Volume I: The Sangro to Cassino
The bibliography of this subject does not readily admit of the conventional distinction between primary and secondary sources. It has seemed more natural to use the categories of ‘unpublished’ and ‘published’. ‘Published’ documents are those which have been made available to the general public: some of the ‘unpublished’ documents have been published to restricted classes of readers. The list of published works omits those which, though they may have furnished incidental quotations or references, do not bear directly on this military history or its strategic background.
(a) New Zealand
The documents of 2 New Zealand Division and 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force on which the preliminary narratives for this volume are based are in the custody of the War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington. They are too numerous to specify individually, but they fall into the following main classes:
New Zealand Corps, Divisional, Brigade and unit war diaries.
Miscellaneous reports, records of interviews, eyewitness accounts, signal messages, strength states, casualty lists, sketches, citations.
Lieutenant-General Freyberg's diary and private papers.
These official documents have been supplemented by the unofficial material yielded by correspondence and interviews with participants undertaken both by the narrators in the War History Branch and by the author.
(b) United Kingdom
British Historical Section, Central Mediterranean: Operations of British, Indian, and Dominion Forces in Italy. Part I, The Conquest of Southern Italy. Section A, Allied Strategy, Chap. II. Section B, Eighth Army Operations, Reggio to Ortona. Section E, New Zealand Corps at Cassino.
Royal Air Force Mediterranean Review, No. 7, April–June 1944.
War Office Intelligence Summary of 25 March 1943.
(d) United States
Historical Section, United States Army, Allied Force Headquarters: Fifth Army History. Part IV, Cassino and Anzio.
(Except for the last two items, the classifications are those of the German Military Documents Section (GMDS) files in the United States War Department, Washington, which has possession of the documents.)
Tenth Army war diary and appendices (42092/1, 4–10, 21–25).
Tenth Army reports and conversations (52071/3-8).
Fourteenth Panzer Corps war diary, intelligence diary, reports, miscellaneous appendices and maps (58199/1, 6, 8–9, 20–21, 31; 58200/1, 3, 5).
Seventy-sixth Panzer Corps appendices to war diary (43005/4).
Sixteenth Panzer Division war diary (42243/7).
Twenty-sixth Panzer Division war diary and appendices and battle reports (43873/13-14, 17–19, 26).
Von Senger und Etterlin, General F.; War Diary of the Italian Campaign – Cassino. (MS. C-095b, Historical Division, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe.) (Includes excerpts from the war diary of 14 Panzer Corps.)
Letter to author, 11 November 1954.
(i) New Zealand
(All but the first of the works in this section are published by the War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington.)
Borman, C. A.: Divisional Signals. 1954.
Burdon, R. M.: 24 Battalion. 1953.
Cody, J. F.: 21 Battalion. 1953.
Henderson, J. H.: RMT: Official History of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 1954
Norton, F. D.: 26 Battalion. 1952.
Llewellyn, Peter: Journey Towards Christmas: Official History of the 1st Ammunition Company, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1939–45. 1949.
War History Branch: Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War, 1939–45. Vols. I and II. 1949 and 1951.
(ii) United Kingdompage 376
Wilson, Field-Marshal Lord: Report by the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Italian Campaign. Part I: 8th January 1944 to 10th May 1944. HMSO, London, 1946.
(iii) United States
Badoglio, Marshal Pietro (translated by Muriel Currey): Italy in the Second World War: Memories and Documents. Oxford University Press, London, 1948.
De Belot, Rear-Admiral Raymond (translated by James A. Field, jun.): The Struggle for the Mediterranean, 1939–45. Princeton University Press, 1951.page 377
Wessel, Wilhelm: Umkämpftes Römisches Land. German Propaganda Company, Italy, 1944.