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El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Jill Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein ... More


High Command in the Desert

Niall Barr

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Why Montgomery and Churchill exercised a good working relationship, where other British commanders had failed. An engaging narrative of the personal and professional interactions among key leaders of ... More


“The Highest Rule”: Rommel as Military Genius

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Of the many excellent commanders on both sides in the Desert War, Erwin Rommel and Bernard Montgomery are the most celebrated. Their roles as leaders are examined, measuring Rommel against ... More


Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell

Peter Caddick-Adams

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199974641
eISBN:
9780190254605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199974641.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The most horrific battles of World War II ring in the popular memory: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to name a few. Monte Cassino should stand among them. Waged deep in the Italian mountains ... More


The Indian Army in Africa and Italy: 1940–4

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The Indian Army defeated the Italians in Abyssinia and played a crucial role in containing Erwin Rommel’s Panzerarmee Afrika in Egypt–Libya in 1941–2. The Indian troops proved themselves masters of ... More


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