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ALSO REAL HUMOUR IN THIS HEARING JUNIOR TROOPS ABSOLUTELY real humour in this hearing junior troops absolutely into senior officers is an absolute treat as is the stoic endurance and grim gallows humour on display throughoutThe book is
without faults however and this is what just led me to hold off on the five star which is a shame as they would be easily fixed First the maps are atrocious Unless you are a true buff on this The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 particular bit of the war you will struggle to follow thelace names and movements of soldiers described I have no idea why the maps couldn t have been developed to have all the names mentioned in the chapters it would massively help with readability A second useful addition would be dates on the diary entries or letters even if approximate just to help orient the reader as to the rough timeline of what they are reading Lastly it would be an amazing addition if on the last entry for a articular soldier there was a brief synopsis of what they did afterwards such as where they fought or were "prisoner of war and where they died These are frustrating niggles in an otherwise marvellous book I cannot recommend this highly "of war and where they died These are frustrating niggles in an otherwise marvellous book I cannot recommend this highly for anyone interested in the human dimension of war. Hen 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 erform 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 victo. ,
not without faults however and this is what just led me to hold off on the five star
Axis forces "IN NORTH AFRICA BUT WITH A "North Africa but with a Instead of
yet another history book recounting all the action and events drilyanother history book recounting all the action and events drily book instead begins each chapter with a couple of ages describing the outline of events and then walks through those events by Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields piecing together excerpts from combatants who were there Not only is this an astonishing feat of editing but it offers a compelling and uniue way of really getting at what it was like to be there The generals often the focus of other histories areresent of course but they are subordinate to the Learner Strategies in Language Learning privates corporal lieutenants sergeants and captains whose diaries and letters are therimary source of the material And their accounts are riveting We follow certain individuals John Harding Peter Lewis and many others across hundreds of miles of the desert campaign I found myself looking forward to the next entry by a cast of individuals I d grown familiar with There really is surprising continuity in the accounts The details themselves are as would be expected a mixture of the awful details of war anger inducing examples of organisational incompetence and a surprising amount of truly touching events Dangerously Placed particularly where enemies ensure their opponents make it away from an. British held ground in Egypt Yet therofessional British soldiers along with tough all volunteer regiments from Australia and New Zealand easily defeated the Just Destiny poorly lead Italians Churchill confident that this front was secure transferred troops and euipment 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 breakingoint both Rommel and the .
review Forgotten Voices Desert Victory.
Fantastic book from a series
That Never Fails To Captivatenever fails to captivate inform These are the tales that your Grandad would never tell the real stories of what is was like to fight in WWII A fascinating insight into what it was like to fight in the desert war from how to brew a cup of army tea to the brutal reality of the swarming desert war that ground backwards
And Forwards Across North Africa Some Of The Stories Areforwards across North Africa Some of the stories are visceral that they bring you up short and I simply cannot comprehend how these great men managed to endure weeks and months of such fighting great men managed to endure weeks and months of such fighting book is a collection of interviews of veterans from the World War 2 North Africa campaighn covering it from start to finish from the Paradise Run perspectives of Allied Itallian and Afrika Korps soldiers Each chapter is introduced with a brief introduction of the historical events by the author such as El Alamein and Operation Torch alongside annotated maps of the battles and troop movements This was a really good addition to the forgotten voices series and for anyone interested in the North Africa campaighn already or new to WW2 history thisrovides a brilliant addition to literature already out there Well worth it This superb book describes the allied armies defeat of the. For Britain in the first half of World War II the importance of defending the Middle East against the Axis owers 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 rotecting 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 uick to take.