The Desert Generalsby Correlli Barnett
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
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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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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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!