With Rommel in the Desert (Bantam War Book). Fly for Your Life (A Bantam War Book). This book seeks to extol the exploits of the author's selection of the finest commanders from each of the services represented. In so doing he brings a refreshing approach to the subject of submarine warfare during the 20th Century. From a British viewpoint, I found it fascinating to learn how one of the Royal Navy's most senior admirals of WW2 (Max Horton) earned his stripes as a submarine commander in WW1. Doubtless, those with a more fulsome knowledge of either the US navy or German navies of two world wars will find similar comparisons.
The book is a military history in the sense that it does not examine the impact of the war on civil society to any great extent, but rather focuses purely on the military aspects of the campaign. Military history is not, most probably, the most respected branch of history in modern times. The last chapter examines the South African role in the First Battle of El Alamein 1-3 July 1942. Thousands of books on the subject of the desert war have served History well. Works have appeared on nearly every aspect down to the minutia of uniforms worn and equipment used by the participants.
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). The campaign was fought between the Allies, many of whom had colonial interests in Africa dating from the late 19th century, and the Axis Powers
Personal Name: Rommel, Erwin, 1891-1944. Corporate Name: Germany. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Rommel's desert war : waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943, Martin Kitchen.
His book Infantry Attacks, however, which detailed his extraordinary feats of bravery in World War One, caught Hitler's attention, and the Führer gave him the command of his bodyguard battalion during the Polish campaign of 1939. Rommel was then given command of the new 7th Panzer Division for the invasion of France in 1940. The image of Rommel as an extraordinary general helped take the edge off the numerous failings of the British army in the desert. It was, after all, easier to explain away the numerous defeats by highlighting their enemy's strengths, than it was to face up to British shortcomings. The myth took on a life of its own.
I believe most students of World War Two, especially those with an interest in North Africa, will find this book profitable.
Book · September 2017 with 237 Reads. Publisher: Stackpole Books. Thrust by the British into the campaign against Erwin Rommel’s German Afrika Korps in North Africa, the South Africans fought a see-saw war of defeats followed by successes, culminating in the Battle of El Alamein, where South African soldiers made a significant contribution to halting the Desert Fox’s advance into Egypt.
Rommel directed the planning for the second battle of El Alamein. He personally supervised the defensive line that was intended to repel the British counter-attack. The German strategy was to have a set piece battle, one that would draw the British and their allies into a brutal war of attrition that would sap their will to fight. Then Rommel with his panzers would launch a counter-attack and he would go on and seize Alexandria. Montgomery’s objective was simple it was to break the German defensive line, once this was broken the Germans would be forced to evacuate Egypt. Lucas, James Sydney. War in the Desert: The Eighth Army at El Alamein. New York, 1983), p. 67.
Rommel's Desert War (Military History). s/t: The Life & Death of the Afrika Korps In 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