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Forgotten Voices Desert Victory

Forgotten Voices Desert Victory [Kindle Edition]

Julian Thompson
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"The Forgotten Voices[s] a completely different side to conflicts...all the more powerful for the ordinary nature of the orators" (Telegraph)

Book Description

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2171 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (12 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZLS2QE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring 23 May 2011
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I have read the entire series of forgotten voices so far. This one like the others has been a fantastic read. The book shows the truly see-saw nature of war in the western desert, and gives insight into a very different theatre of operations than the heavily documented european theatre of war.
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!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars desert victory. 19 Jun 2011
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Another fantastic read from the FORGOTTEN VOICES series.
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!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lest we forget 14 Sep 2011
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With books like this the voices of our old soldiers will not be forgotten. It is chilling to read of the casual acceptance by the soldiers of the immediate likelyhood of their own death in battle. Also the complete randomness of death in action. This book and the others in the series are a must read by younger generations lest we forget the commitment of the World War Two generation to ensuring the freedoms we take so very much for granted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another top read in the forgotten voices series 17 Jun 2014
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Brilliant ,great read,horrific,funny,very touching ,
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 2 May 2014
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This a great book. A real insight to what the brave men in the dessert had to go through. Forgotten voices are great books
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 11 Sep 2013
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I found this book very interesting if a little confusing in its format. The author has taken the interviews from various participants in the desert warfare and attempted a time line approach from each rather than continue with individual complete stories from each.
However, the experiences were gripping, in parts even scary. Recommended to anyone with interest in personal accounts of warfare.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting contribution 9 Sep 2013
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There is no shortage of books on the desert war and I expected another tired re-hash of the same old thing with this title, so I was pleasantly surprised to find an engaging and fresh account which adds new things to the discussion. The format lends an immediacy to the account which means it bowls along at a cracking pace while allowing a very human view of the conflict.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Voices 6 Aug 2013
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I bought this book for my husband as one of a series. He enjoyed it and found it most informative.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read
Great book, some of the short stories could made into books them selves they we're fm great some if them. Read more
Published 12 days ago by stu
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and very interesting.
This is a first class account of the activities of the LRDG from formation to disbandment. Written in an engaging and modest style by the officer who commanded them from 1943... Read more
Published 9 months ago by nj coffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be an essential read for anyone interested in modern history
Told how it was, and not how history is re-written by films (and Hollywood), told by the words of the people that were there and took part in an essential piece of WW2... Read more
Published 12 months ago by A. D. Thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars Desert Victory
I have recently discovered these Forgotten Voices books and have generally been very impressed. There is no substitute for first hand accounts of the war if you want to understand... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Neil Lennon
3.0 out of 5 stars Sand and cornbeef
I have read most of the voices books and love them can't put
them down .but this one was not as good it was to drawn out glad to get to the end of the book .
Published 17 months ago by paul coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Voices Desert Victory
M wife thoroughly enjoyed this book as her brother had been a Desert Rat in the Coldstream Guards and it gave an insight to her of what her brother must have gone through. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Buster
5.0 out of 5 stars forgotten voices desert victory
another great forgotten voices book, well worth reading,highly recommended,i still think forgotten voices of the holocaust
is the best of the series.
Published 21 months ago by Chris Aiano
4.0 out of 5 stars THE OTHER ENEMY- Sandstorms! and shifting sand.
I enjoyed the Forgotten Voices stories. A real insight into the human feelings in our service personnel.
in this unfriendly environment
Published 21 months ago by Mr.John.P.Wrapson
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