Desert War: The North African Campaign, 1940-1943

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Penguin Group USA, 1997 - History - 641 pages
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North Africa was one of the greatest theaters of the Second World War. Alan Moorehead's bestselling account of the Allied/Axis desert conflict is an epic story of electrifying details and keen historical insights. The Desert War interweaves vivid snapshots of war with eyewitness portraits of the famous adversaries -- Generals Rommel, Montgomery, Eisenhower, and Patton -- all set against the backdrop of the ancient desert and Mediterranean shores. The result is a masterpiece of war reportage. This edition includes Introduction by renowned military historian John Keegan.

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User Review  - Chris Perley - Goodreads

Three books here. Moorehead has great style - and is very complimentary to The 2nd New Zealand Division ("Finest Anglo-Saxon division of the war" - but of course - helped not a little by the Maori ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marcus Hanssen - Goodreads

Impressive read on how the dessert war took place. Well written especially if you are interested in ww2 Read full review



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ALAN MOOREHEAD (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli and Darwin and the Beagle.

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