The Desert Generals [NOOK Book]

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The distinguished historian Correlli Barnett gives here a complete and full account of the Desert Campaign 1940-43, an epic story set in a wasteland where soldiers fought for victory in a tumult of mechanical warfare. But THE DESERT GENERALS is also the story of five men under the strain of command in battle, the commanders who successively led the Allied forces against first the Italians and then the Germans in the ebb and flow of the desert war, culminating in the myth of Montgomery and the battle of Alamein, a...
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The Desert Generals

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Overview

The distinguished historian Correlli Barnett gives here a complete and full account of the Desert Campaign 1940-43, an epic story set in a wasteland where soldiers fought for victory in a tumult of mechanical warfare. But THE DESERT GENERALS is also the story of five men under the strain of command in battle, the commanders who successively led the Allied forces against first the Italians and then the Germans in the ebb and flow of the desert war, culminating in the myth of Montgomery and the battle of Alamein, a myth that Correlli Barnett sets out to expose as ill-founded. Brilliantly written, THE DESERT GENERALS captures at every level the intensity and human drama of a unique and compelling episode in the history of war and warfare.
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Library Journal
Barnett's 1960 volume follows the desert campaigns of 1940 to 1943, which pit Montgomery and the British armored forces against first the Italians and then Rommel and the German commanders. The volume includes photos and numerous maps detailing battle maneuvers. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780221113
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/14/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 616,264
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Correlli Barnett is the author of six non-fiction titles. In 1970 he won the Royal Society of Literature Award for Britain and her Army. He has been historical consultant to three BBC Television series, including The Great War (1964) which he part wrote. In 1980 he was appointed the first Defence Lecturer in the University of Cambridge.
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Table of Contents

Author's Preface to the Second Edition 7
Author's Preface to First Edition 10
Acknowledgments 11
List of Illustrations 15
List of Sketch Maps 17
Part I The Forgotten Victor 19
Part II The Blunt Battleaxe 69
Part III The Price of Duty 81
Part IV The Image of a General 121
Part V The Victor of Alamein 177
Part VI Military Messiah 249
Sources 314
Appendices 330
Index 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    Gives an apprecition for other Brit Generals

    This is an excellent work which gives outstanding insights and accounts of the British generals who received much less credit and accomplished much more than Montgomery. Also gives excellent insights into the real Montgomery, the meddling and deviousness of Churchill, and the outstanding leader Rommel was. An outstanding book!

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