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Riassunto: For Britain in the first half of World War II, the importance of defending the Middle East against the Axis powers was second only to defending the homeland against invasion. Had the Allies lost in North Africa, the vital life-line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India would have been cut. More crucial was protecting the route to the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Without oil, Britain could not fight. The initial threat came from a large Italian Army, who, from their bases in Libya, were quick to take British-held ground in Egypt. Yet the professional British soldiers, along with tough all-volunteer regiments from Australia and New Zealand, easily defeated the poorly lead Italians. Churchill, confident that this front was secure, transferred troops and equipment to Greece, little realizing what the remaining troops would face when Rommel and his Panzer Division arrived. With their armies fighting over vast distances on rugged terrain, and supply lines often stretched to breaking point, both Rommel and the then little-known General Montgomery had to take huge tactical risks. Good intelligence was vital, so the elite Long Range Desert Group was formed, capable of covert operations behind enemy lines. David Stirling famously founded the SAS in the Western Desert, trained to perform audacious sabotage missions. Told in the voices of the men who were there this is the story of the Western Desert, and how the Allies struck the first successful blow to Axis forces and achieved this remarkable Second World War victory.
Julian Thompson served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, retiring as Major General. He commanded 3 Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands conflict and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and is the author of Forgotten Voices of Burma and the critically acclaimed The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945.
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Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Codice libro della libreria BBI2395675
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0001607949
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2011. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP80406652
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2011. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP92830536
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2011. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72936784
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria TT00839335B
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002783127
Descrizione libro Ebury Publishing, London, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 384pp, not price clipped, no inscriptions, illustrated. A couple of very small dents to front of wrapper and boards but otherwise in very nice condition with very little wear. Codice libro della libreria 014833
Descrizione libro Ebury Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0091938570 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY. Codice libro della libreria J0075241
Descrizione libro Ebury Press 1st printing, London, 2011. xvi, 384 p., photos, maps, illus endpapers, glossary, indexes, 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 61422