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With Rommel in the Desert

By David Mitchellhill-Green
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | MILITARY
FSMNP1017_101
Comments: Softcover, 216 pages, black-and-white photos

ISBN:
9-781473-878754

Price:
$22.95

Publisher:
Pen and Sword


From the publisher:
Prior to the outbreak of war in September 1939, the German army had focused exclusively on the operational, organizational, and training preparations needed to wage war in continental Europe. The threat of an Italian collapse in North Africa in early 1941, however, prompted Hitler to reinforce his ally by sending an armored blocking force to Libya. Not content to merely keep the British from capturing Tripoli, Lt.-Gen. Erwin Rommel hurried his inexperienced expeditionary force eastward toward the Nile Delta.

This book is a pictorial narrative of the unfolding conflict, from the arrival of the Deutsches Afrikakorps until Rommel’s departure from the battlefield in March 1943. The desert war, with its shifting fortunes and unique challenges, is viewed primarily through the lens of ordinary combatants. This is their personal record of serving with Rommel in the desert..


FSM says:
Diorama ideas abound in photos ranging from the off-loading of German war materiel at Tripoli to the fall of Tobruk. German soldiers are seen in everyday life as tourists as well as combatants as all manner of vehicles appear, from motorcycles to armored cars and tanks, as well as various artillery and camp equipment.

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