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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


Mare Nostrum – Again, 1918–1945

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0047
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

While most naval action within the Mediterranean during the First World War took place in the east and in the Adriatic, in waters that lapped the shores of ... More


The War in North Africa, 1940–43: An Overview of the Role of the Union of South Africa

James Jacobs

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/9789774165818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In comparison to other countries, the South African contribution to the war in North Africa was small, making the country's role to be part of a larger team. But during the most crucial battle of ... 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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