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Riassunto: When Churchill grandly stated that "Before Alamein we never had a victory" he was grossly and unfairly in error. The epic of Alamein had been preceded a year before by the British 8th Army's first victory: Operation Crusader, 8th Army's first desert offensive, launched on 18 November 1941. Crusader not only cracked the myth of Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', but also the invincibility of his Afrika Korps. Crusader was the mobile battle incarnate. It was not dominated, as were Gazala, Tobruk, Alamein or the last battles in Tunisia, by attempts to breach or turn o fortified line. Minefields and fixed defences played little or no part. Crusader was nearly all pure manoeuvre in the virtually featureless open desert, governed by the efforts of either side to locate and destroy the enemy's armoured forces: the battle of the desert. Though glaring errors of judgement were made on both sides during Crusader, the Germans made most. Crusader is remembered as the worst handled of all Rommel's battles - but Rommel's mistakes did not hand 8th Army the gift of a freak or opportunist victory. "Crusader" is the first in-depth account of this unique battle. It draws on personal and official accounts from both Axis and Allied sources, and neglects neither the human nor the material element.
Titolo: Crusader: Eighth Army's Forgotten Victory, ...
Casa editrice: Leo Cooper
Data di pubblicazione: 1987
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Pen & Sword Books Ltd 1987, 1987. First edition hardback. Fine in very good dust jacket with some yellowing tape reinforcement to inside. Previous ownerÕs name to end paper. Codice libro della libreria A130098
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, London, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this book in a Fine Dust-Jacket that has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.The book has a firm binding with No hinge weakness.There are NO loose pages or internal markings.Not price clipped and this copy has one previous but unobtrusive ownership stamp in blind to the Illustrations page.Nice clean copy of this book which was acquired from an impressive lifetime's collection of Aviation and Maritime books.8vo 212pp First Edition 1st Impression. Codice libro della libreria 58717
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Codice libro della libreria 34FG1S000CNA_ns
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020850522846
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010850522846
Descrizione libro Leo Cooper, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110850522846