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The crucible of war

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Shortly before midnight on 11th June 1940, six troops of the 11th Hussars drove their Rolls-Royce armoured cars through gaps in the wire fence marking the border between Egypt and Tripolitania, and ambushed a small convoy of lorries crammed with bewildered Italian frontier troops whom nobody had bothered to inform of Mussolini's declaration of war on Britain, made 24 hours before from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia.
Thus began the Desert War-the land campaign that meant more to the British people than any other between 1939 and 1945, and probably as much as the Battle of Britain in the air. It was to last for three years and secure for the Allies the vital Middle East oil supplies without which they would have lost the war against the dictators.
Volume one of Pitt's history of the Desert War.

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Author(s):
Barrie Pitt
Condition:
Poor
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017713
ISBN-13:
9780224017718
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941

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Shortly before midnight on 11th June 1940, six troops of the 11th Hussars drove their Rolls-Royce armoured cars through gaps in the wire fence marking the border between Egypt and Tripolitania, and ambushed a small convoy of lorries crammed with bewildered Italian frontier troops whom nobody had bothered to inform of Mussolini's declaration of war on Britain, made 24 hours before from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia.
Thus began the Desert War-the land campaign that meant more to the British people than any other between 1939 and 1945, and probably as much as the Battle of Britain in the air. It was to last for three years and secure for the Allies the vital Middle East oil supplies without which they would have lost the war against the dictators.
Volume one of Pitt's history of the Desert War.

Author(s):
Barrie Pitt
Condition:
Poor
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224017713
ISBN-13:
9780224017718
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941

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