Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps

Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps

by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
     
 

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The most famous battles of one of World War II's most legendary commandersTold largely from Rommel's perspective, using his papers and lettersIn a series of battles marked by daring raids and quick-armored thrusts against a numerically superior enemy, Erwin Rommel, the notorious Desert Fox, and his Afrika Korps waged one of World War II's toughest campaigns in the…  See more details below

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The most famous battles of one of World War II's most legendary commandersTold largely from Rommel's perspective, using his papers and lettersIn a series of battles marked by daring raids and quick-armored thrusts against a numerically superior enemy, Erwin Rommel, the notorious Desert Fox, and his Afrika Korps waged one of World War II's toughest campaigns in the North African desert in 1942. The Axis campaign climaxed in June with the recapture of Tobruk, a triumph that netted 33,000 prisoners and earned Rommel a field marshal's baton. By fall, however, after setbacks at Alam Halfa and the 2 battles of El Alamein, the Afrika Korps teetered on the brink of defeat, which would come in Tunisia 6 months later.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734134
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/16/2007
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
734,498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.

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