Rommel's Army in the Desert by Alistair Smith
(Images of War)

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When German General Rommel and the lead elements of what would become the Afrika Korps landed in Libya in February 1941, nobody could have foreseen the legendary status they would achieve. Sent to support the faltering Italians, they were eventually able to drive the Allies to the very gates of Egypt. Fighting over hostile and rugged terrain, often outnumbered and outgunned, they were only finally undone by their defeat at El Alamein and Allied landings to their rear.

This collection of photographs is taken from the albums of three members of the vaunted Afrika Korps. For the first time the daily reality of the North African campaign can be seen from the German point of view. With numerous photographs of vehicles and men at work, this collection paints a portrait of the rugged and dangerous conditions as well as the harsh and brutal nature of desert warfare.


About Alistair Smith

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Alistair Smith is a leading trainer in modern learning methods and his techniques are used with startling success by thousands of teachers and parents in the UK and abroad. He is the chairperson of Alite; a company he founded to work in the field of motivation, learning and training. Alistair has written award-winning books, featured on radio and television programmes, and spoken at conferences internationally.
Published February 19, 2013 by Pen and Sword. 144 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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