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Author:
John Strawson
ISBN13:
978-0713411713
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0713411716
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Batsford; Book Club Ed. edition (1969)
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Start by marking The Battle for North Africa (Military Classics) as. .After retiring from the Army, Strawson wrote a number of books of military history and biography, including studies of the British Army.

Start by marking The Battle for North Africa (Military Classics) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Major General John Strawson, CBE was a British Army officer, best known for his service during the Second World War in the Middle East and Italy, and afterwards in Germany and Malaya. Following the amalgamation of the 4th and 8th Hussars as The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, he commanded the Regiment in Malaysia and Germany.

Strawson, John, 1921-. World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Africa, North, Military campaigns, North Africa. New York : Scribners. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station12. cebu on November 12, 2019.

The Battle for North Africa references Barnett’s book. Unlike previous authors, Strawson is very complimentary on the services of Wavell and Auchinleck since they made victory possible for Montgomery. The Desert Generals is better written and is a more complete book. 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.

The distinguished military historian General Strawson's authoritative book describes how the balance of power in North Africa see-sawed between the Italians, the British and the Germans through the years 1940 to 1943, and how ultimate victory was won by the Allies

The distinguished military historian General Strawson's authoritative book describes how the balance of power in North Africa see-sawed between the Italians, the British and the Germans through the years 1940 to 1943, and how ultimate victory was won by the Allies.

The North African campaign of the Second World War took place in North . Information gleaned via British Ultra code-breaking intelligence proved critical to Allied success in North Africa.

The North African campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. A fluctuating series of battles for control of Libya and regions of Egypt followed, reaching a climax in the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942 when British Commonwealth forces under the command of Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery inflicted a decisive defeat on Rommel's Afrika Korps and forced its remnants into Tunisia.

The next battle in the British Battles series is the Battle of Sluys. To the Scottish War of Independence index. The Schiltrons were formed for battle fronting the fords over the Bannockburn that the English must cross. Dates of the Battle of Bannockburn: 23rd and 24th June 1314. Place of the Battle of Bannockburn: In Central Scotland, to the South of Stirling. Edward’s army had marched some 20 miles on Saturday 22nd June 1314 arriving at Falkirk in the evening. Edward had left it late in leaving Berwick if he was to reach Stirling by Midsummer’s Day and it was necessary to make up lost time.

The Battle for North Africa. Germans, Italians, Ghurkhas, Australians, New Zealanders, British and Americans - all give their versions of the Battle for North Africa, as the balance of power see-sawed between the Italians, the British and the Germans. Published by Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 10: 1844151050 ISBN 13: 9781844151059. Seller Inventory May19-246 MI003B.

Strawson, Jon (2004). The Battle for North Africa. Desert Rats: British 8th Army in North Africa 1941–43. Eighth Army: From the Western Desert to the Alps. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1-47381-898-9.

This book will provide a fascinating insight into these unconventional troops who became the inspiration for today's Special . During its two-year period of service in North Africa, 8th Army underwent major changes in organization, equipment, and training to adapt it to the terrain

This book will provide a fascinating insight into these unconventional troops who became the inspiration for today's Special Forces. It was also the first Allied army to rely on close air support; a revolutionary, war-winning tactic that would shaped combined forces strategy throughout the rest of the war. The Desert War was unlike any other fought by the British Army. During its two-year period of service in North Africa, 8th Army underwent major changes in organization, equipment, and training to adapt it to the terrain. Discover the difficulties of desert warfare and how these were overcome by the 8th Army to defeat Rommel and become masters of the desert.

'It may almost be said that 'Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat' wrote Winston Churchill in The Second World War. The distinguished military historian General Strawson's authoritative book describes how the balance of power in North Africa see-sawed between the Italians, the British and the Germans through the years 1940 to 1943, and how ultimate victory was won by the Allies. In showing how the nature and conduct of battles developed during this three-year desert campaign, John Strawson brings together the strategic considerations, the changing tactics and the impressions of those who did the actual fighting. His exciting narrative is illustrated by numerous contemporary photographs and specially drawn maps, and by eye-witness accounts. The soldiers of many nations - Germans, Italians, Gurkhas, Australians, New Zealanders, British tank crews and Americans - all give their impressions of what the Battle for North Africa was like
  • Being a veteran, Mr Strawson concentrated his writing to the military and some political aspects of the campaign in North Africa. The political was mostly involving Churchill's interference with the running of the war. Hitler wasn't the only one to micro manage the war. The battle coverage begins in earnest in 1940 with Wavell getting his forces ready for war with the Italians as well as building the infrastructure necessary to wage that war. It was difficult for London didn't give him much help but Wavell won a series of battles and the italian army was in trouble, forcing Hitler to send Rommel and the Afrika Korp to Africa in Feb, 1941. Besides describing the ebb and flow of the battles, the author spends a lot of time discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the British Commanders: Wavell, O' Connor, Auchinleck, Ritchie, Cunningham, Montgomery and Alexander. The author has high praise for Wavell and places the blame for his failures on Churchill. Churchill wanted to do to much with too little. And there is some anecdotal experiences as well.

    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. He also criticizes Churchill for reducing British forces in Africa to vainly assist in Greece and Crete. The author is convinced that if intervention in the Balkans never happened, Africa could have been won a year earlier. That also means Sicily and Italy could have attacked sooner and it would have probably been a little easier to capture those objectives.

    This is a concise, easy to read narrative and though there are many books on the market covering this topic, it should be considered for anybody looking for an overview. Its also good enough and inexpensive enough for collectors to add to their libraries.

  • It is very shallow. Doesn't give any background on what led up to the battle. I only got a few pages into it before I gave up on it.

  • This book is more of a monograph, written for those with considerable knowledge of the battles, rather than a detailed book on the subject. Some of it refers the reader back to the official history of the fighting, rather than giving its own detailed discussion. I recommend this book only to specialists interested in a book by a participant. There are much better books covering the conflict. For those interested in a book that also reflects the thinking of the times, I recommend Correlli Barnett’s “The Desert Generals”, written in 1960. The Battle for North Africa references Barnett’s book. The Desert Generals is better written and is a more complete book.

  • Strawson draws the broad conflict between the Axis and Allies in North Africa in World War II. This is a British perspective of the conflict, since the contributions of the Americans and Free French were only briefly mentioned. Also given low priority were the Italians. Therefore you get an Anglo-German conflict. Strawson is partially right since the conflict focused mainly on these two nation's armies. However to disregard the Torch landings in Morocco and Algeria, and not to mention the Free French, one gets the idea the author is being nationalistic.

    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.

  • i read this book a while back and found it to be a good start to this subject. the book does a good job of describing the experience of those involved in the desert war, which is the main focus of the book. although i search for more technical detail, this is certainly a good book to put those details into a more rounded perspective.

  • This is another fine volume on WW II and should be read by our leaders fighting in the desert today. Gives alot of insight on desert warfare. Outstanding read Explains the perspective views of individual who fought on both sides of the war in the desert. Excitingly narrated , you can feel and smell the changes of each bale in the desert. Illustrations and maps contributes in aiding the reader in understanding the complexities that occurred in the desert. Outstanding read and addition to those interested in desert warfare.