The Resource The battle for North Africa : El Alamein and the turning point for World War II, Glyn Harper

The battle for North Africa : El Alamein and the turning point for World War II, Glyn Harper

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The battle for North Africa : El Alamein and the turning point for World War II
Title
The battle for North Africa
Title remainder
El Alamein and the turning point for World War II
Statement of responsibility
Glyn Harper
Title variation
El Alamein and the turning point for World War II
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the British Eighth Army confronted the experienced Afrika Corps, led by German field marshal Erwin Rommel, in three battles at El Alamein. In the first battle, the Eighth Army narrowly halted the advance of the Germans during the summer of 1942. However, the stalemate left Nazi troops within striking distance of the Suez Canal, which would provide a critical tactical advantage to the controlling force. War historian Glyn Harper dives into the story, vividly narrating the events, strategies, and personalities surrounding the battles and paying particular attention to the Second Battle of El Alamein, a crucial turning point in the war that would be described by Winston Churchill as the end of the beginning. Moving beyond a simple narrative of the conflict, The Battle for North Africa tackles critical themes, such as the problems of coalition warfare, the use of military intelligence, the role of celebrity generals, and the importance of an all-arms approach to modern warfare
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NZWRP
Geographic coverage
New Zealand.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The battle for North Africa : El Alamein and the turning point for World War II, Glyn Harper
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The battle for North Africa : El Alamein and the turning point for World War II, Glyn Harper
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
on1002885521
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24 cm
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Extent
x, 279 pages
Isbn
9780994147301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002885521

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