Gazala 1942

Rommel's greatest victory

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Gazala 1942

Rommel's greatest victory

Description

Following a lull in the desert war which saw the Germans and British reinforce their armies, Rommel suddenly attacked British fortifications with an assault on the northern sector of the British line near Gazala. Pinning down the British in the north and outflanking the 1st Free French Brigade, Rommel succeeded in encircling the main British positions, trapping them in what became known as 'The Cauldron'. With thousands of British soldiers killed or taken prisoner, this was a devastating defeat for the Allies. Accompanied by contemporary photographs and maps depicting the movement of both armies, Ken Ford provides a masterful study of Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', at the height of his powers as he swept the British army back to the site of their final stand at El Alamein.

Product details

Published Mar 15 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846038433
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 196
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ken Ford

Illustrator

John White

John White was born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, i…

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