El Alamein: The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War by Bryn Hammond, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
El Alamein: The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War

El Alamein: The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War

by Bryn Hammond
     
 

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Before the Battle of El Alamein in 1942, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else. Drawing on a remarkable array of first-hand accounts, this book reveals the personal experiences of those on the frontline and provides fascinating details of how the war was actually fought. It also includes analysis of the

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Before the Battle of El Alamein in 1942, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else. Drawing on a remarkable array of first-hand accounts, this book reveals the personal experiences of those on the frontline and provides fascinating details of how the war was actually fought. It also includes analysis of the strategic decisions made by the generals. El Alamein 1942 is the story of exactly how a seemingly beaten and demoralized army turned near-defeat into victory in a little over four months of protracted and bloody fighting in the harsh North African desert.

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“The author has done a superlative job in writing about a battle that has been thoroughly examined by others. He, however, brings fresh material to light about the extreme hardships faced, not only in fighting a determined foe, but the harsh weather conditions as well, from actual survivors of the Battles of El Alamein and Alam Halfa fro June through November 1942.” —WWII History (Late Fall 2012)

“...belongs in any World War II collection...” —James A. Cox, The Bookwatch (September 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780964539
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Series:
General Military
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Bryn Hammond is a member of the British Commission for Military History and completed his doctoral thesis on tank warfare. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, and the Western Front and Gallipoli Associations. His previous publication, Cambrai 1917 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2008), was extremely well received and he has written widely on a variety of military history subjects in a number of magazine publications. He currently works at the Imperial War Museum.

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