DESERT CONQUEST by Russell Hill

DESERT CONQUEST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This rounds out the picture of the British 8th Army, writes finale to the earlier Don't Blame The Generals, as the New York Herald Tribune reporter writes of the year from May, 1942 -- May, 1943 in North Africa. The pattern of defeat, retreat, attack, pursuit and victory, are competently analyzed in terms of forces and men, of desert wizardry, of chronological sequence of events and their meanings. Here are the few early trumps the British held but how they missed the bus in June 1942, of ""The Flap"" (panic) in July and the decisive turn of battles in August. Then the offensive and breakthrough, the problems of advance in the drive to Tunis, the arrival of the Yanks, the entry into Bizerte. This for the tactical, an interpretation of military strategy, deficiencies, etc., with personal experiences enlivening factual report.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1943
Publisher: Knopf