Desert War Trilogy

More and more I began to see that desert warfare resembled war at sea. Men moved by compass. No position was static. There were few if any forts to be held. Each truck or tank was as individual as a destroyer, and each squadron of tanks ...

Desert War Trilogy

Desert War Trilogy

In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War – later collected as his ‘African Trilogy’ – were swiftly acclaimed as a classic account of the tussle between Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Rommel’s Afrika Corps, amidst the endless harsh wastes of the Western Desert. Moorehead was responsible for the celebrated insight that tank battles in the desert are like battles at sea, the lumbering tanks like ships lost in a vast ocean of sand. The New Statesman could not have put it better when it described his achievement with this riveting book: ‘There is something of genius in the breadth and penetration of his vision, which encompasses the whole panorama of war and then narrows it down to the particular: the soldier stubbing out his cigarette before going into action, the expression on a tank commander’s face as he is hit… The story of the African campaigns will go down in history as one of the great epics of mankind, largely thanks to Mr Moorehead’s account.’

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Desert War Trilogy
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Alan Moorehead
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-01 - Publisher: Aurum

In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War – later collected as his ‘African Trilogy’ – were swiftly acclaimed as a
The Desert War
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: James Holland
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-12 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. ____________ Why was North Africa such a key component in Britain's success over Mussolini and his Italian Army? How did they blunt Italy's actions? What challenges did they face? And what new technologies were brought to bear? When fascist dictator Mussolini declared war
Operation Crusader and the Desert War in British History and Memory
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Alexander Joffe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Operation Crusader, launched in November 1941, was the third and final British attempt to relieve the siege of Tobruk and break the German and Italian forces in North Africa. After tough initial fighting, the British made important gains, only to be countered by a stunning breakthrough overseen personally by Lt.
101ST Poems Written from the Desert War Within
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: James Menard
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-07 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

This is a poetry book I finished after writing many poems while stationed in BAF Afghanistan. I can never fully explain my experiences but everyone sees life and moments differently. I added some of my works from before and after so some you will figure out that I was not
RAF Heroes and the Desert War 42-48
Language: en
Pages: 50
Authors: Rosaleen O'Brien
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-01 - Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

Description This book introduces us to a new phase in the theatre of war in the Middle East. All partakers had been trained with both land and sea forces and were in a situation both to attack and defend. Controlling the air over North Africa and the Mediterranean was of