- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press (12 May 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091938570
- ISBN-13: 978-0091938574
- Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 3.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Forgotten Voices Desert Victory Hardcover – 12 May 2011
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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)
A gripping account of the significant Second World War Allied victory: the Western Desert CampaignSee all Product Description
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This field was just as important and makes the reader really feel a part of the british struggle, from their initial victories, through the despondence of defeat at the hands of Rommel, and then their rejuvenation with new command, equipment and guts. It shows the truly remarkable psychological turn-around that the troops of the desert had to go through to get the first western allied victory of the war so far.
I highly recommend this book, whether one has read any of the series yet or not, it is told in what I feel is the best way for history to be told, by the people who lived it and I greatly admire them for what they did!!
It looks at the war in the deserts of North Africa from the soldiers experiences.
It covers the major battles of this campaign Tobruk, Alamein, Gazala, Crusader and the other confrontations that took place in this campaign in the desert.
The troops had to cope with sandstorms, lack of fresh water, the bombing and shelling, the daytime searing heat of the desert and the cold desert nights.
This campaign was a cat and mouse war travelling back and forth across North Africa.
I would say that the most vunerable troops were the tank crews, who risked being burned alive in their mobile metal coffins! Many were!
If you have read the other titles in this series, you'll want to read this one too!
hearing my father speaking again . My brother and I, in the later years of his life , had urged him to contact the Imperial War Museum to take part in their 'voices' project, sadly to no avail. There is so much in this book that reminds me of my fathers stories and made me realise that there are participants in this book who were quite likely his friends and comrades . Reading each page was a deeply moving experience : an experience made more moving by the realisation that , like my father , many of the participants in this book are with us no more and dwindle in number with each day that passes.
The guys who went through the desert campaign are becoming fewer and fewer so this is a wonderful record of these truly brave modest men ,could not put it down
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It's good to get the events from the men that were there. We owe these men so much. Thank youPublished 3 months ago by Markyboy
Brilliant book you just do not realise what these remarkable ordinary men went through unbelievable extracts from their dairies.Published 3 months ago by Maxine Rigby
A real page turner. I have nothing but admiration for all the services personnel who served. The book is well written and flows easily.Published 12 months ago by Aftertherain
I love all the the Forgotten Voices books & will continue to re-read them time & again.Published 12 months ago by CaptainChaos
I haven't seen many books about and from the men who fought in the desert and brought the first victory against Nazi tyranny. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lidija FOGLAR
Excellent volume from the ordinary soldiers viewpoint recorded in the Forgotten Voices series.Published 16 months ago by Gerry Swift