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"Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyones face was one mass of sand. . . . The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone."  —Bombardier Ray Ellis

Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommels Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight. These crucial battles of 1940-1943 were fought over vast distances on rugged terrain, with supply lines often stretched to breaking point. It was here that David Stirling formed the SAS to perform audacious sabotage missions, and the Long Range Desert Group collected intelligence from behind enemy lines. This is the story of the Allies first victory against Hitlers army, told in the voices of the men who were there, which proved that the seemingly unstoppable Germans could be beaten.

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A gripping account of the first significant Second World War Allied victory: the Western Desert Campaign.

 

Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel's Afrika Corps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight.

 

These crucial battles of 1940-1943 were fought over vast distances on rugged terrain, with supply lines often stretched to breaking point. It was here that David Stirling formed the SAS to perform audacious sabotage missions, and the Long Range Desert Group collected intelligence from behind enemy lines.

 

Told in the voices of the men who were there, this is the story of the Allies first victory against Hitler's army, which proved that the seemingly unstoppable Germans could be beaten.

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JULIAN THOMPSON served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, retiring as Major General. He commanded 3 Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands conflict and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and is the author of Forgotten Voices of Burma and the critically acclaimed The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945.

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JULIAN THOMPSON served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, retiring as Major General. He commanded 3 Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands conflict and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and is the author of Forgotten Voices of Burma and the critically acclaimed The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780091938581
Author:
Thompson, Julian
Publisher:
Ebury Press
Author:
Imperial War Museum
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Forgotten Voices
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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Product details 400 pages Ebury Press - English 9780091938581 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A gripping account of the first significant Second World War Allied victory: the Western Desert Campaign.

 

Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel's Afrika Corps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight.

 

These crucial battles of 1940-1943 were fought over vast distances on rugged terrain, with supply lines often stretched to breaking point. It was here that David Stirling formed the SAS to perform audacious sabotage missions, and the Long Range Desert Group collected intelligence from behind enemy lines.

 

Told in the voices of the men who were there, this is the story of the Allies first victory against Hitler's army, which proved that the seemingly unstoppable Germans could be beaten.

"Synopsis" by , JULIAN THOMPSON served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, retiring as Major General. He commanded 3 Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands conflict and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and is the author of Forgotten Voices of Burma and the critically acclaimed The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945.
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