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Inhaltsangabe: From the bestselling author of Fortress Malta this is the second book in the Mediterranean war trilogy. This book looks afresh at the conflict in Northern Africa, focusing for the first time on the involvement of the US and the way this early collaboration to defeat shaped the whole Anglo-American axis for the rest of the war in Europe.By June 1942, Britain had reached her lowest ebb. Her military command was in tatters, her armies beaten, and in the Middle East it seemed all might be lost. Her new ally, America, had only fledgling armed forces and was severely under-trained, yet it was this alliance of the weary combatant and naive newcomer, coming together for the first time in North Africa, that would eventually bring about the defeat of Nazi Germany.This crucial period - from defeat at Gazala through to the victories of Alamein and, ultimately, Tunisia - was a time of learning for the Allies. Yet by the end Britain and America had finally gained material and certain tactical advantages over Germany, particularly in air warfare. As this book shows, the development of a tactical air force - principles that are still used to this day - were founded over the skies of North Africa.When the Axis forces were finally driven from North Africa in May 1943, over 250,000 Axis troops were taken prisoner, more than had surrendered to the Russians at Stalingrad. It was a major victory and a crucial steppingstone to the future invasion of Italy and France.In this new reappraisal, James Holland interweaves the personal stories of the men - and women - who made up these polyglot Allied forces: British and American, Nepalese and Punjabi, South African and Australian, Maori and Zulu, from all ranks and all services. From the heat and dust of the Western Desert to the mud and mountains of Northern Tunisia, this book charts the extraordinary first days of an Alliance that has worked together ever since.
About the Author: James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. He has worked for several London publishing houses and has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege, 1940-1943, and a novel, The Burning Blue. Married with a son, he lives near Salisbury.
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 2006. Buchzustand: Good. 1ST. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP17740981
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001387956
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Entertainment, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Second hand book, so does have reading wear to covers, spine and edges. Overall condition can be considered as good. Paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 137908
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins, 2006. 2nd impression. North Africa 1942-43. Turning the Tide from defeats to wards victory. 798 pages paperback. Bw plates and 33 maps. Owner's name, date and donor on prelim, o/w a nice clean copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9701
Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins, 2006. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Extra postage, light tanning. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001417
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Entertainment, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 880 pages. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers __0007176465
Buchbeschreibung HARPER COLLINS, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: NEW. 9780007176465 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HTANDREE0980180
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Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0007176465
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020007176465