Forgotten Voices Desert Victory (PDF)

Forgotten Voices Desert VictoryNt of the campaign Illustrations include around 60 black and white photographs some sourced from the people providing the recollections and others sourced from the IWM Each chapter also includes a basic map of the area fought over together with a summary of the operations covered by the chapter in order to place the recollections in the correct historical context The recollections themselves are often uite gritty #And Non Pc And #non pc and uite a personal insight into the campaigns compared to the many other histories published A fantastic book and a must read for those interested in the Western Desert campaign a must read for those interested in the Western Desert campaign 1940 1943 This book is a collection of interviews of veterans from the World War 2 North Africa campaighn covering it from start to finish from the perspectives of Allied Itallian and Afrika Korps soldiers Each chapter is int My grandfather fought in the North African desert and told me many stories of his time as a soldier there and as a British held ground in Egypt Yet the professional British soldiers along with tough all volunteer regiments from Australia and New Zealand asily defeated the poorly lead Italians Churchill confident that this front was secure transferred troops and uipment to Greece little realizing what the remaining troops would face when Rommel and his Panzer Division arrived With their armies fighting over vast distances on rugged terrain and supply lines often stretched to breaking point both Rommel and the OW #THIS BOOK GAVE ME A REALLY #book gave me a really sense of what all these men went through and why the North African Campaign was so important to WW2 I loved that it was told by people who were Actually There As This Allowed For A there as this allowed for a glimpse into the daily lives and horrors of the soldiers and battles they had to fight I also njoyed coming across stories of compassion and sympathy by one side towards the other showing the humanity of those whose job it was to fight and kill total strangers An invaluable book that veryone who is interested in WW2 should read I wish there had been from German and Italian soldiers to provide insight from the other side but otherwise it was amazing I highly recommend it This superb book describes the allied armies defeat of the Axis forces in North Africa but with a twist Instead of yet another history book recounting all the action and vents drily this book instead begins From Notes to Narrative each chapter with a couple of pages describing the. Hen little known General Montgomery had to take huge tactical risks Good intelligence was vital so thelite Long Range Desert Group was formed capable of covert operations behind nemy lines David Stirling famously founded the SAS in the Western Desert trained to perform audacious sabotage missions Told in the voices of the men who were there this is the story of the Western Desert and how the Allies struck the first successful blow to Axis forces and achieved this remarkable Second World War victo.

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Fantastic book from a series that never fails to captivate and inform These are the tales that your Grandad would never tell the real that never fails to captivate and inform These are the tales that your Grandad would never tell the real of what is was like to fight in WWII A fascinating insight into what it was like to fight in the desert war from how to brew a cup of army tea to the brutal reality of the swarming desert war that ground backwards and forwards across North Africa Some of the stories are so visceral that they bring you up short and I simply cannot comprehend how these great men managed to ndure weeks and months of such fighting Lost Voices Desert Victory is a series of recollections of the conflict in the North African theatre from mid 1940 to mid 1943 The recollections are sourced from the sound archive held by the IWM and conseuently are predominantly from the British perspective although a small number of Italian and German recollections are also included They Are Grouped Into are grouped into series of chapters covering Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) eachleme. For Britain in the first half of World War II the importance of defending the Middle East against the Axis powers was second only to defending the homeland against invasion Had the Allies lost in North Africa the vital life line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India would have been cut More crucial was protecting the route to the oilfields of the Persian Gulf Without oil Britain could not fight The initial threat came from a large Italian Army who from their bases in Libya were uick to take. ,