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Old 11-25-2004, 17:24   #1
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"The Desert Generals"

Was poking around the shelves awhile back and now have just finished reading (for at least the second time)

"The Desert Generals" by Correlli Barnett.

A very well written book about the British Generals in North Africa in WWII. He gives what seems a fair shake to Montgomery, while making it plain Monty was using the organization and plans setup by previous generals against a very under-supplied and overwhelmed Africa Korps. Most present day historians would agree with this, but I guess this was amoung the first books to come out with this when it was published in 1960. It was updated/revised in 1982, with lots of notes and commentary relating to the hubbub it caused.

Actually, anyone know of a good book about the German generals in North Africa in WWII? Preferably written by a German or at least not American, British or French to get another view (other than from the winners)?

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Old 11-27-2004, 09:44   #2
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This book was written by a Panzer Staff Officer about his Panzer Battles in all theaters. The fight in Russia was incredible.

Good Reading,

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”Heraclitus
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