Meeting the Fox
The Allied Invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to Victory in Tunisia
By (author) Orr Kelly
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Meeting the Fox by Orr Kelly
Book DescriptionPraise for Meeting the Fox "Orr Kelly has dramatically brought to life the desert war by masterfully weaving the view of higher headquarters with the pathos of the foxhole. Meeting the Fox takes the reader on a gripping journey from North Africa's beaches and drop zones, the practically forgotten disaster at Sidi bou Zid, to the final battles in Tunisia. Meeting the Fox is destined to rank among the best narrative histories on the American experience in North Africa." -- Patrick O'Donnell, author of Beyond Valor and Into the Rising Sun "An almost bullet-by-bullet, shell-by-shell account, Meeting the Fox offers riveting personal experiences from those who fought the Axis forces during the desperate campaign for North Africa." --Gerald Astor, historian and author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Greatest War, Vols. I--III As their unproven commanders struggled to match wits with the wily Desert Fox, 100,000 poorly equipped, undertrained, and inexperienced GIs battled their way across North Africa. Hobbled by inferior weaponry and an inexperienced officer corps, these green but courageous citizen soldiers clashed head-on with the fabled German Afrika Korps and its legendary commander, Erwin Rommel. Meeting the Fox tells the unforgettable tale of the men who transformed themselves, in the heat of battle, from a poorly organized army of convenience into a relentless and unstoppable fighting force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471414292
(240mm x 165mm x 32mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Orr Kelly
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A tribute to American troops in the Second World War, this work is a story of the soldiers' first campaign against the enemy in North Africa. It tells how people from a cross-section of America - ranches, inner cities, small mountain farms, and college towns learned to fight a war.
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Author Biography - Orr Kelly
ORR KELLY is the author of many books on the military, including Brave Men, Dark Waters: The Untold Story of the Navy SEALs, a definitive portrait of the Navy SEALs. He has also written two novels in the SEALs Eagle Force series, Desert Thunder and Eagle Strike.
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