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The Desert Generals
     

The Desert Generals

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by Correlli Barnett
 

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A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian.

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

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A classic account of the Desert Campaign of 1940-43, by a renowned military historian.

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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780221113
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
07/14/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
599,840
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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The Desert Generals 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!