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Destiny in the desert : the road to El Alamein - the battle that turned the tide

Author: Jonathan Dimbleby
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The British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in 1942 inspired Churchill to say: 'It is not the end, nor is it the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning'. In this text, Jonathan Dimbleby describes the political & strategic realities that lay behind the battle, charting the nail-biting months that led to the victory.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Dimbleby
ISBN: 9781846684456 1846684455 9781847654670 1847654673
OCLC Number: 851630576
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Awards: Short-listed for Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2013 (UK)
Description: 544 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jonathan Dimbleby.

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Dimbleby takes the investigative and narrative approach - superbly paced and expressed - and is justifiably wary of academic certainties. -- Allan Mallinson * The Times * Read this fresh and Read more...

 
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