Gazala 1942

Rommel's greatest victory

Gazala 1942 cover

Gazala 1942

Rommel's greatest victory

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the battle/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The Gazala campaign/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading and bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 07 May 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846032646
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 66 b/w; 1 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 196
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Ken Ford

Illustrator

John White

John White was born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, i…

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