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The first victory : the Second World War and the East African campaign

Author: Andrew Stewart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A riveting new account of the long-overlooked achievement of British-led forces who, against all odds, scored the first major Allied victory of the Second World War

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Stewart
ISBN: 9780300208559 0300208553
OCLC Number: 984151440
Description: xvi, 308 s., tavler : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a forgotten campaign --
Strategic miscalculation --
Hoping for the best --
War comes to East Africa --
Imperial defeat: the surrender of British Somaliland --
Preparing for the counter-offensive --
The advance from Kenya --
Second front: striking from the Sudan --
Triumph in the mountains: the Battle of Keren --
A third front: the patriots --
Winning the war, worrying about the peace --
Conclusion: the British empire's first victory
Other Titles: Second World War and the East African campaign
Responsibility: Andrew Stewart

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"Clear exposition based on exhaustive research and informed judgment... [An] excellent contribution to World War II historiography."-Martin Rubin, Washington Times -- Martin Rubin Washington Times "A Read more...

 
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