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The desert war : Mediterranean front, A year of battle, The end in Africa

Author: Alan Moorehead; R J Overy
Publisher: London Aurum Press, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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AFRICAN HISTORY. In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War - later collected as his 'African Trilogy' - were swiftly acclaimed as a classic account of the tussle between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps, amidst the endless harsh wastes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Alan Moorehead; Alan Moorehead
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Moorehead; R J Overy
ISBN: 9781781316733 1781316732
OCLC Number: 1001727273
Notes: "The classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43" -- Cover.
Description: xiv, 640 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Mediterranean front --
Year of battle --
End in Africa.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Alan Moorehead ; introduction by Richard Overy.

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AFRICAN HISTORY. In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War - later collected as his 'African Trilogy' - were swiftly acclaimed as a classic account of the tussle between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps, amidst the endless harsh wastes of the Western Desert. Moorehead was responsible for the celebrated insight that tank battles in the desert are like battles at sea, the lumbering tanks like ships lost in a vast ocean of sand.

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'A timely reissue of Moorehead's classic trilogy in one omnibus edition. Established as a masterpiece.' * Military History Monthly * 'As a narrative history, it effortlessly engages the reader. It is Read more...

 
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