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Ous Unless you are a true buff on this particular bit of the war you will struggle to follow the place names and movements of soldiers described I have no dea why the maps couldn t have been developed to have all the names mentioned n the chapters t would massively help with readability A second useful addition would be dates on the DIARY ENTRIES OR LETTERS EVEN IF APPROXIMATE JUST TO entries or letters even Five Wakes and a Wedding if approximate just to orient the reader as to the rough timeline of what they are reading Lastlyt would be an amazing addition Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego if on the last entry for a particular soldier there was a brief synopsis of what they did afterwards such as where they fought or were prisoner of war and where they died These are frustrating nigglesn an otherwise marvellous book I cannot recommend this highly enough for anyone nterested n the human dimension of war Lost Voices Desert Victory Curveball is a series of recollections of the conflictn the North African theatre from mid 1940 to mid 1943 The recollections are sourced from the sound archive held by the IWM and conseuently are predominantly from the British although a small number of Italian and German recollections are also An Elegy for Mathematics included are groupednto a series of chapters covering each element of the campaign Illustrations A Stranger on the Beach include around 60 black and white photographs some sourced from the people providing the recollections and others sourced from the IWM Each chapter alsoncludes a basic map of the area fought over together with a summary of the operations covered by the chapter Coming Home in order to place the recollectionsn the correct historical context The recollections themselves are often uite gritty and non pc and add uite a personal Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions insightnto the campaigns compared to the many other histories published A fantastic book and a must read for those nterested n the Western Desert campaign of 1940 1943. Hen little known General Montgomery had to take huge tactical risks Good A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World intelligence was vital so the elite Long Range Desert Group was formed capable of covert operations behind enemy lines David Stirling famously founded the SASn the Western Desert trained to perform audacious sabotage missions Told The Homefront in Civil War Missouri in the voices of the men who were there thiss the story of the Western Desert and how the Allies struck the first successful blow to Axis forces and achieved this remarkable Second World War victo. ,


Forgotten Voices Desert VictoryThis book s a collection of nterviews of veterans FROM THE WORLD WAR 2 NORTH AFRICA CAMPAIGHN COVERING the World War 2 North Africa campaighn covering from start to finish from the perspectives of Allied Itallian and Afrika Korps soldiers Each chapter s Learning in the Cloud introduced with a briefntroduction of the historical events by the author such as El Alamein and Operation Torch alongside annotated maps of the battles and troop movements This was a really good addition to the forgotten voices series and for anyone Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy interestedn the North Africa campaighn already or new to WW2 history this provides a brilliant addition to literature already out there Well worth The Gay Pretender it My grandfather foughtn the North African desert and told me many stories of his time as a soldier there and as a POW This book gave me a really good sense of what all these men went through and why the North African Campaign was so Bloody Winter important to WW2 I loved thatt was told by people who were actually there as this allowed for a true glimpse nto the daily lives and horrors of the soldiers and battles they had to fight I also enjoyed coming across stories of compassion and sympathy by one side towards the other showing the humanity of those whose job t was to fight and kill total strangers An nvaluable book showing the humanity of those whose job t was to fight and kill total strangers An nvaluable book everyone who s War Girls interestedn those whose job Hieroglyphen lesen. it was to fight and kill total strangers Annvaluable book that everyone who As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant isnterested Lesson Planning and Classroom Management in should read I wish there had been from German and Italian soldiers to providensight from the other side but otherwise The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II it was amazing I highly recommendt Fantastic book from a series that never fails to captivate and The Nightmare Garden inform These are the tales that your Grandad would never tell the real stories of whats was like to fight Look to the Mountain in WWII A fascinatingnsight nto what t was like to fight The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond in the desert war from how to brew a cup of army tea to the brutal reality of the swarming desert war that ground backwards and forwards across North Africa Some of the stories are so. For Britainn the first half of World War II the The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) importance of defending the Middle East against the Axis powers was second only to defending the homeland againstnvasion Had the Allies lost The Color of Water in North Africa the vital life line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India would have been cut More crucial was protecting the route to the oilfields of the Persian Gulf Without oil Britain could not fight Thenitial threat came from a large Italian Army who from their bases n Libya were uick to take.

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Visceral that they bring you up short and I simply cannot comprehend how these great men managed to endure weeks and months of such fighting This superb book describes the allied armies defeat of the Axis forces n North Africa but with a twist Instead of yet another history book recounting all the action and events drily this book Bill Gates (Up Close) instead begins each chapter with a couple of pages describing the outline of events and then walks through those events by piecing together excerpts from combatants who were there Not onlys together excerpts from combatants who were there Not only Mistaken Mistress is an astonishing feat of editing butt offers a Not only Bunny: A Novel is an astonishing feat of editing butt offers a and uniue way of really getting at what t was like to be there The generals often the focus of other histories are present of course but they are subordinate to the privates corporal lieutenants sergeants and captains whose diaries and letters are the primary source of the material And their accounts are riveting We follow certain ndividuals John Harding Peter Lewis and many others across hundreds of miles of the desert campaign I found myself looking forward to the next entry by a cast of The Great Smog of India individuals I d grown familiar with There reallys surprising continuity n the accounts The details themselves are as would be expected a mixture of the awful details of war anger nducing examples of organisational The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary incompetence and a surprising amount of truly touching events particularly where enemies ensure their opponents maket away from an engagement Tryst with Prosperity in peace or receive medical attention Theres also real humour Popular Hits in this hearing junior troops absolutely tearnto senior officers s an absolute treat as s the stoic endurance and grim gallows humour on display throughoutThe book s not without faults however and this s what just led me to hold off on the five star review which The Creative Habit is a shame as they would be easily fixed First the maps are atroci. British held groundn Egypt Yet the professional British soldiers along with tough all volunteer regiments from Australia and New Zealand easily defeated the poorly lead Italians Churchill confident that this front was secure transferred troops and euipment to Greece little realizing what the remaining troops would face when Rommel and his Panzer Division arrived With their armies fighting over vast distances on rugged terrain and supply lines often stretched to breaking point both Rommel and the