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A gripping account of the first significant Second World War Allied victory: the Western Desert Campaign

Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel’s Afrika Corps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and taking the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Britain would have been isolated, without oil, and unable to fight.

These crucial battles of 1940-1943 were fought over vast distances on rugged terrain, with supply lines often stretched to breaking point. It was here that David Stirling formed the SAS to perform audacious sabotage missions, and the Long Range Desert Group collected intelligence from behind enemy lines.

Told in the voices of the men who were there, this is the story of the Allies first victory against Hitler’s army, which proved that the seemingly unstoppable Germans could be beaten.

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The Forgotten Voices series...show[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators

Telegraph

First hand testimonies from the veterans of the heat and dust vividly conveys the physical hardships and resilient spirit of these sometimes overlooked soldiers, and this is a valuable addition to an increasingly important archive

Daily Mail

The Forgotten Voices series...show[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators

Telegraph

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  • Paperback

    9780091938581

    January 16, 2013

    Ebury Press

    400 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781409034865

    May 12, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    400 pages

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