(Part of the Cambridge Military Histories Series) fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles of , . When most people think of the Italian Army in North Africa during the Second World War, they tend to believe that the average Italian soldier offered little. to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles of
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The result was the loss of an entire army which together with defeat at Stalingrad signalled a decisive shift in the course of the war. What does this price mean? Martin Kitchen reveals with real clarity the complex interaction between the two armies in the see-saw fighting of the desert. Add Comment In order to add comments you must be registered with ParaData. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy; 2. Key bridges and ports were to be captured by airborne assault.
The retreat from Mersa el Brega; The book gives due weight to both his operational brilliance, especially in retreat, and his poor strategic judgment. However Rommel’s initial successes and refusal to follow orders committed the Axis to a campaign well beyond their means. Harry Potter Years by J. This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past.
He punctures myths effortlessly and, impressively, links the fierce desert fighting with the political imperatives and realities of the fascist powers. The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, ‘Martin Kitchen combines policy, strategy, tactics and personality in a detailed account from the Axis perspective. At the height of his power in January Hitler made the fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat.
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Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade eoldier was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. On 12 November the 3rd Parachute Battalion 3 Para Bn jumped onto and seized the vital airfield at Bone between Algiers and Tunis, arriving barely before German paratroopers deployed for the same mission. Speed was essential to prevent the consolidation of Italian and German defences facing a rapid pincer movement launched from the west and south east immediately after the amphibious landings.
Men of War in the Twentieth Century ‘Thanks to Kitchen’s meticulous research, there is now a compelling account of the battles from a German perspective, with a well-rounded and not altogether flattering afeica of Rommel. Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. The price may be the seller’s own price elsewhere or another seller’s price. The result was the loss of an entire army which together with defeat at Stalingrad signalled a decisive shift in the course of the war.
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Skip to main content. He was buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. His previous publications include The Third Reich: Kitchen captures both the brutality and the importance of the struggle. No one is going to see the Desert War in quite the same light after reading his book. This item doesn’t belong on this page.
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Germany intervenes in North Africa; 3. Now at last, making full use of Italian sources, Martin Kitchen has given us a balanced, judicious and convincing analysis of the three-handed war in the desert. He shows that the British were initially helpless against the operational brilliance of Rommel’s Panzer divisions. It will stand alongside, challenging and correcting, Liddell Hart’s Rommel Papers.
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His book effortlessly blends sources written in many languages into a gripping narrative. The retreat from Mersa el Brega; View all media Add content to this article. Show More Show Less. It will be required reading for every World War II historian. The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean “This study gives us a vivid view of the theater from the perspective of the Afrikakorps command. The struggle for Libya was not the ‘war without hate’: See all 5 brand new listings.
Martin Kitchen’s masterful history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles ofRommel’s generalship, and the campaign’s place within the broader strategic context of the war. If you are currently a ParaData ni please login. Germany intervenes in North Africa; 3. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.
The “off” amount and percentage simply signifies the calculated difference between the seller-provided price for the item elsewhere and the seller’s price on eBay. Without the reinforcements or supplies he needed to deliver a knockout blow, Rommel was forced onto the defensive and Hitler’s Mediterranean strategy began to unravel.