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Alamein : War Without Hate

'Excellenta remarkable achievement and ought to be recognized as one of the most successful histories of the Western Desert and North African fighting yet to have appeared' John Keegan Daily Telegraph For the Britis. Puts it well into perspective

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H the battle fought at ElAlamein in October 1942 became the turning point of the Second World War In this study of the desert war John Bierman and Colin Smith show why it is remembered by its survivors as a 'war wit. Good

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Hout hate' Through extensive research the authors provide a compellingly fresh perspective on the see saw campaign in which the two sides chased each other back and forth across the unforgiving North African landsca. I have read many books about the war in North Africa and this is one of the very bestthe futilityhardshipspolitical machinations and on the British and Commonwealth side failure to use their forces in a battle winning way for far to long are all highlightedi feel it is as well that the parents of those young men lost were not alive to read this and other books written in the last two decadesfaults on the Axis side are also brought under the searchlightRommel is not sparedas ever there is the Hollywood version and the real versionThe North African war may not have been the hate fest that the attack on the Soviet Union may have been but accepting that the scale may not have been as big and if you have to have a war a big empty Desert is an ideal place to have one it was still a bloodbath episodes such as Snipe every bit as heroic as anything that had gone before in the history of the British armythat it was seen as a sideshow is to me strange as had Hitler given his forces the support he later did to try and save Tunisia as the gains from victory would have been massiveA good review of this book would be pages longif you have a interest in this part of the Second World War it is not to be missed


10 thoughts on “Alamein : War Without Hate

  1. says:

    This is the first military history book I have read and I chose this subject as a family member died in this part of the world in 1942. So I can't tell you how it compares to other books but I can tell you I found this ut

  2. says:

    I enjoyed and learned much from this book. The risk with books about military campaigns for the non military (or

  3. says:

    Puts it well into perspective

  4. says:

    This was a gift so cannot comment on its content, The book arrived in perfect condition.

  5. says:

    Great book very thorough but keeps the history story line going so well that you don't want to put it down. Another of those bits of history where you know "how it ends" but you certainly didn't know what happened before the end!

  6. says:

    Good

  7. says:

    A great reas

  8. says:

    I have read many books about the war in North Africa and this is one of the very best,the futility,hardships,political machinations and on the British and Commonwealth side failure to use their forces in a battle winning way for far to long are all highlighted,i feel it is as well that the parents of those young men lost

  9. says:

    I primarily chose to read this particular book on Alamein because Colin Smith's book Singapore Burning was one of the best books on the Second World War that I have ever read. Alas I found this book was rather disappointing.

    First the title, calling the book Alamein is a really a marketing ploy because this book really conc

  10. says:

    The overall scope of this excellent book is a revelation, offering new perspectives of a unique 3 year campaign with its own special character.

    The title `Alamein' refers of course to the pivotal attritional battle in October 1942 following which the British finally went onto the continuous offensive against Panzerarmee Afrika (made up by then of roughly equal numbers of German and Italian troops). However the book's scope takes in

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