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Operation Crusader 1941 - (Campaign) by Ken Ford (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: History

Series Title: Campaign

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: World War II

Author: Ken Ford

Language: English

Street Date: June 22, 2010
TCIN: 77142980
UPC: 9781846035005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-7570


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 during World War II (1939-1945), as he swept the British army back to the site of their final stand at El Alamein.

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