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Alamein

Author: Jon Latimer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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"The Battle of El Alamein in 1942 brought a sense of victory to a Britain grown weary from defeat. And it was a decisive victory: the Eighth Army ended for ever the see-saw desert campaign and drove the German-Italian Panzer army across Egypt and Libya and into Tunisia. There it was destroyed by the Allied invasion of North Africa in 1943, which in turn led to the invasion of Europe. Alamein was the high-water mark  Read more...
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Named Person: Erwin Rommel; Erwin Rommel; Erwin Rommel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Latimer
ISBN: 0674010167 9780674010161
OCLC Number: 50028781
Description: xiii, 400 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: An Obscure Railway Halt --
Colonial Rivals --
Enter Rommel --
The Fall of Tobruk --
The Alamein Line --
Malta --
Enter Monty --
Alam Halfa --
Lightfoot --
In the Line --
Final Preparations --
The Battle --
Barrage --
The Assault --
The Armour Stalls --
Crisis Conference --
Crumbling --
The Defence of Outpost Snipe --
Thompson's Post --
Supercharge --
The Beginning of the End --
The End of the Beginning --
Orders of Battle, 23 October 1942.
Responsibility: Jon Latimer.

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In this compelling account of the decisive World War II battle El Alamein, Latimer brings to life the harsh desert conflict in North Africa. This is the story of two of the most intriguing commanders  Read more...

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[Latimer's] extensive research is evident both in the book's organization and in the endnotes...This well-written and-organized book is highly recommended.--Lt. Col. Charles M. Minyard"Library Read more...

 
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