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Description - The Desert War by James Holland

An accessible and authoritative introduction to the Desert War for adult readers

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Desert War is an accessible. insightful and authoritative introduction to the standoff between the Axis and Allies in the harsh deserts of North Africa. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of how the British blunted Mussolini's ambitions in Africa, making Italy a liability rather than an asset to Germany.Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780718186500
ISBN-10: 0718186508
Format: Hardback
(178mm x 119mm x 7mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Holland

James Holland is an award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently, The War in the West, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series, and is also Co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.

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