I am reading a book on Anzio at the moment. Despite the fact that i am enjoying this book, i would like to hear the opinions of others. Was it strategically sound? Was it helpful to the Allied causein Italy? Did it affect the German war machine in such a way as to make it strategically justified? Who is to blame for the slow advance inland and retreat due to German counter-attacks? Is it just General Lucas? I have not formed my own opinion of this campaign and so i would like to know what my fellow members think.