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Rommel’s Desert War

Kitchen captures both the brutality and the importance of the struggle. Speed was essential to prevent the consolidation of Italian and German defences facing a rapid pincer movement afria from the west and south east immediately after the amphibious landings.

Martin Kitchen reveals with real clarity the complex interaction between the two armies in the see-saw fighting of the desert. Without the reinforcements or supplies he needed to deliver a knockout blow, Rommel was forced onto the defensive and Hitler’s Mediterranean strategy began to unravel.

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You may also like. Germany intervenes in North Africa; 3. This book is now essential reading for anyone interested in the desert war and its place in the wider history of the Second World War. The result was the loss of an entire army which together with defeat at Stalingrad signalled a decisive shift in the course of the war.

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Sicily Operation Husky Speed was essential to prevent the consolidation of Italian and German defences facing a rapid pincer movement launched from the west and south east immediately after the amphibious landings.

Comprehensive new history of the Axis campaign in North Africa within the broader strategic context of the Second World War. The book gives due weight to both his operational brilliance, especially in retreat, and his poor strategic judgment. The result was the loss of an entire army which together with defeat at Stalingrad signalled a decisive shift in the course of the war.

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He shows that the British were initially helpless against the operational brilliance of Rommel’s Panzer divisions. His previous publications include The Third Reich: Profits from all sales made through our shop go directly to Support Our Parasso every purchase you make with us will directly benefit The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Kaspar Hauser Martin Kitchen. He was buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Kitchen’s skillful blend of policy and strategy, operations and tactics, pulls no punches. On the offensive again; 7.

It will be required reading for every World War II historian. About this product Synopsis At the height of his power in January Hitler made the fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. He shows that the Afroca were initially helpless against the operational brilliance of Rommel’s Panzer divisions.

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At the height of his power in January Hitler made the fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. Now at last, making full use of Italian sources, Martin Kitchen has given us a balanced, judicious and convincing analysis of the three-handed war in the desert. The book gives due weight to both his operational brilliance, especially in retreat, and his poor strategic judgment.

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Table Of Content Introduction; 1. RowlingHardcover Show More Show Less. On the offensive again; 7. Germany intervenes in North Africa; 3.

Martin Kitchen’s masterful history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles ofRommel’s generalship, and the campaign’s place within the broader strategic context of the war. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Now at last, making full use of Italian sources, Martin Kitchen has given us a balanced, judicious and convincing analysis of the three-handed war in the desert. It will be required reading for every World War II historian. On 12 November the 3rd Parachute Battalion 3 Para Bn jumped onto and seized the vital airfield at Bone between Algiers and Tunis, arriving barely before German paratroopers deployed for the same mission.