A gripping account of the significant Second World War Allied victory
Forgotten Voices of the Desert War tells the story of the Allies’ hard-won campaign in North Africa – starting with early Allied victories with the Desert Rats; unfolding with the strengthening of the Germans with the rise of Rommel; and ending with Montgomery’s victory at Alamein, which chased the Axis Forces back into Italy. During this remarkable campaign, we also witness the birth of the SAS.
Told in the voices of the men who were there - including voices from the Australian 9th Division, as well as German and Italian forces - this is the remarkable story of this signfiicant Second World War Allied victory.
Captain Hans Behrendt, Adjutant to Lieutenant General Rommel:
On the way to Derna we encountered a British soldier with a broken down motor-bike and when we drove up, he asked us if we were going to the 3rd Armoured Brigade, and I said ‘Yes’.
He go into my car, and after a while he said ‘strange car’.
‘Yes, you are right, this is a German car, and we are Germans’, I replied.
All he said, was ‘Oh.’
I admired him for his coolness.
“The Forgotten Voices series...show[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators”
“First hand testimonies from the veterans of the heat and dust vividly conveys the physical hardships and resilient spirit of these sometimes overlooked soldiers, and this is a valuable addition to an increasingly important archive”