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Britain's Desert War in Egypt & Libya 1940-1942: 'The End of the Beginning'

Britain's Desert War in Egypt & Libya 1940-1942: 'The End of the Beginning' (EPUB ebook)

By Braddock, David

<span >The desert war in Libya and Egypt between 1940 and 1942 has deservedly attracted the attention of many historians. Fought in an unforgiving yet strategically important landscape, the fortunes of the implacable opponents swung wildly. While best remembered for the duel betw...een Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps and the iconic battle of El Alamein, this fine account describes that there was much more to the story than that. In addition to the role of Imperial and Italian troops, the cast of characters included the controversial Auchinleck, the long-suffering Alexander and many other gifted commanders. Gazala, Bir Hakeim, Alam Halfa and Tobruk battles were among the many fiercely fought battles. The two sides employed weapons that have passed into immortality; Germany's Tiger and Panther tanks and lethal 88mm antitank gun. The Messerschmitt BF109 fighter locked horns with desert-modified Spitfires and Hurricanes. The author highlights the vital roles of the Royal Navy, disrupting enemy supplies, and the Royal Air Force, which eventually gained command of the air. For a concise account of this decisive campaign, David Braddock's authoritative yet highly readable history is unlikely to be surpassed.
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ISBN 9781526759795
Published 30 Jun 2019
Publisher Pen and Sword
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781526759795
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pen and Sword
Imprint Pen and Sword Military
Released 30 Jun 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Braddock, David
Category World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
European History
African History
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 940.5423
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience