UNKNOWN product 9780304352272

Author(s): Alan Moorehead

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As a war correspondent for the Daily Express, Alan Moorehead covered almost the entire war in North Africa. This work was originally published as three volumes covering the original Mediterranean front, 1940-1, when the British forces were led by General Wavell; then 1941-2, what Moorehead called a year of battle when General Auchinleck took over; and finally the end of the African campaign, the year of Eisenhower, Alexander and Montgomery, 1942-3. Here are the rats of Tobruk, their backs burnt by the sun and their muscles bulging like tennis balls, of Alamein with its green-blue sparkling sea and salt flats that looked like the surface of the moon, of Rommel's prized Africa Korps locked in battle for the dreary worn-out waste of the Western Desert with Montgomery's Eighth Army.

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  • : 9780304352272
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 1.281
  • : May 1999
  • : 5.2 Centimeters X 16.5 Centimeters X 24.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Moorehead
  • : Hardback
  • : 940.5/423/092
  • : xii, 641