WITH ROMMEL IN THE DESERT - TRIPOLI TO EL ALAMEIN - IMAGES OF WAR
Rare photographs from wartime archives
Autore: David Mitchelhill-Green
Raccolta di foto d‘archivio che tracciano il conflitto in Africa Settentrionale dall’arrivo del Deutsches Afrikakorps al marzo 1943 quando Rommel lascia i campi di battaglia.
Prior to the outbreak of war in September 1939, the German Army had focused exclusively on the operational, organisational and training preparations needed to wage war in continental Europe. The threat of an Italian collapse in North Africa in early 1941, however, prompted Hitler to reinforce his ally by sending an armoured blocking force to Libya. Not content to merely thwart the British from capturing Tripoli, Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel harried his inexperienced expeditionary force eastward towards the Nile Delta. This book is a pictorial narrative of the unfolding conflict from the arrival of the Deutsches Afrikakorps until Rommels departure from the battlefield in March 1943. We view the desert war, with its shifting fortunes and unique challenges, primarily through the lens of ordinary combatants. This is their personal record of serving with Rommel in the desert.
Interamente illustrato con 250 foto in bianco e nero
19 x 25