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  • Published: 16 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780091938581
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $27.99
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Forgotten Voices Desert Victory




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.

  • Pub date: 16 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780091938581
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the Author

Julian Thompson

Julian Thompson served in the Royal Marines for 34 years, retiring as Major General. He commanded 3 Commando Brigade, which carried out the initial landings in the Falklands conflict and fought most of the subsequent land battles. He is now Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and is the author of the critically acclaimed The Imperial War Museum Book of the War in Burma 1942-1945.

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Praise for Forgotten Voices Desert Victory

“The Forgotten Voices series...show[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators”

Telegraph

“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”

Daily Mail


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