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The Resource The Bloody Road To Tunis : Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943, David Rolf ; with a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson

The Bloody Road To Tunis : Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943, David Rolf ; with a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson

Label
The Bloody Road To Tunis : Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943
Title
The Bloody Road To Tunis
Title remainder
Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943
Statement of responsibility
David Rolf ; with a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the Afrika Korps withdrew after a bruising defeat at El Alamein, it became apparent that Axis forces would not be able to maintain their hold over Libya. Rommel pulled his troops back to Tunisia, digging in along the Mareth Line, and turned westwards to counter the massive Anglo-American 'Torch' landings in French North Africa. A series of bitter battles in the craggy hills of Tunisia followed--including the legendary struggle for the Kasserine Pass--with the Germans displaying skills honed in two years of desert fighting, and the Allies relying on their superiority in equipment and manpower. Allied might eventually overpowered Rommel's army and, in May 1943, Axis forces surrendered. David Rolf has made use of rare and valuable source material to present the Tunisian campaign in its entirety. His emphasis is on personal accounts, and use of contemporary dialogue, takes the reader to the heart of the emotions experienced by units fighting on both sides, and adds color to this intricate 'battle of wits' between legendary commanders. The result is a brilliant example of historical writing and a unique insight into six months of stubborn fighting"--Publisher description
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DLC
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Rolf, David
Dewey number
940.54/231
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D766.82
LC item number
.R56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The Bloody Road To Tunis : Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943, David Rolf ; with a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2001 by Greenhill Books, Lionel Leventhal Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky277406087
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848327832
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015509519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
The Bloody Road To Tunis : Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa: November 1942-May 1943, David Rolf ; with a foreword by Major-General Julian Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2001 by Greenhill Books, Lionel Leventhal Limited"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky277406087
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848327832
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015509519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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