PIPELINE TO BATTLE by Major Peter W. Rainier


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Three years with Wavell's Thirty Thousand, in a direct, personal, masculine approach. This story of that small, ill-equipped, outnumbered army which provided the turning point of the war at Alamein is news no longer, but even so this is a first class picture of desert fighting by someone who was in it to the finish -- not simply briefly an observer, but as an officer with the engineers during retreat and defense and the change in the tide with the 2000 mile pursuit across the desert. Sharp detail of military tactics, quandaries, obstacles, of actual day by day fighting.

Pub Date: Jan. 27th, 1943
Publisher: Random House