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5.0 out of 5 stars Marching with the Eighth Army, 29 April 2004
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I started to read this book with some reservation. Was there anything newto say about the Eighth Army and, in particular, about the legendaryDesert Rats? I needn't have worried. Robin Neillands brings fresh insightand drama to the story of this remarkable army whose exploits took themfrom North Africa to the Italian Alps, an epic military journey thatspanned six years and 3000 miles. As with his other books, the authorlaces his account with the reminiscences of those who actually took partin the various campaigns. He tells the story clearly and incisively, witha pacy narrative style that keeps the reader gripped. It is as much thestory of the common soldier as of the high-profile generals who led them,not always successfully, though Neillands is particularly good on thatillustrious trio, Rommel, Monty and Patton. This is an enthralling book. Igave it to an uncle of mine - a former Desert Rat - to read and hepronounced it the best thing he'd come across on the subject in 50 years.Other military historians take note: like the Eighth Army itself, thisbook will be a difficult act to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive history, 12 Mar. 2004
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A good, eminently readable history which gives the whole picture to the reader,(some histories concentrate on the purveyors view of important events, and miss out some areas..this does not) it makes the reader realise the amount of planning and leadership which built the eighth army, and made it such an effective force.
There cannot be many historical authors who can write without being pompous or patronising to their readers...Neilands is one of the minority.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The forgotten army, 8 Feb. 2008
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I bought this while on holiday in Cape Town, read the whole book in 3 days. The conditions described in the book regarding desert life, the international make up of the eigth army and the attention to detail make this an excellent addition to any book collection.
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Eighth Army: From the Western Desert to the Alps, 1939-1945
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