The Desert Generals

The Desert Generals

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by Correlli Barnett
     
 

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For anyone interested in the history of the Desert Campaign in the Second World War, this book is a key account.

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

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For anyone interested in the history of the Desert Campaign in the Second World War, this book is a key account.

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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780785815914
Publisher:
Book Sales, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.32(d)

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