- Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (June 1969)
- ISBN-10: 0684105829
- ISBN-13: 978-0684105826
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,231,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Battle for North Africa Hardcover – June, 1969
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Rommel is also discussed and is praised highly for his efforts, especially when considered he was not supported by Berlin very well. The book is highly British-centric and Operation Torch and the Kasserine affair are barely mentioned. Also the engagements in East Africa are barely mentioned. There are 12 black and white maps and they're pretty good. The photo section is good also. A Bibliography and Index ends the book.
The author covers all the key battles and gives credit to both British and German alike. I liked the closing where the author describes the importance of eliminating the Axis in Africa and allowing the Allies to invade Sicily and Italy.Read more ›
Strawson is at his best in describing the strategies of the various commanders: Rommel, Wavell, Montogomery, and Auchinleck.
Unlike previous authors, Strawson is very complimentary on the services of Wavell and Auchinleck since they made victory possible for Montgomery. Their training, administration, and logistics helped Montgomery win. The policy and how it applied to other parts of the British Empire also helped to explain the long see saw duration of the battle.
A helpful read of the conflict.
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This book is more of a monograph, written for those with considerable knowledge of the battles, rather than a detailed book on the subject. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by Metallurgist