Forgotten Voices Desert Victory
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BeschreibungHad the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel's Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight.
PortraitJulian 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.
Pressestimmen"The Forgotten Voices series...show[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators" Telegraph "First hand testimonies from the veterans of the heat and dust vividly conveys the physical hardships and resilient spirit of these sometimes overlooked soldiers, and this is a valuable addition to an increasingly important archive" Daily Mail
Untertitel: Illustrations, maps, ports. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Ebury Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2012
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten