The British Army 1939-1945 : North Africa and Italy Pt. 2 Paperback
Illustrated by Mike Chappell
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
The North Africa campaign of 1940-43 brought the British Army its first significant land victory, as they defeated the Italians in a number of battles between 1940-41.
This overwhelming success was the trigger for the Afrikakorps deployment in North Africa, and the British then suffered a reversal in fortune at the hands of Rommel's elite troops between 1941 and 1942.
They rallied in 1942 to 1943, claiming decisive victories at El Alamein and in Tunisia.
For the 8th Army there followed another long, costly struggle up the mountainous length of Italy in 1943-45.
This second of three titles describes and illustrates in detail the tropical uniforms and equipment issued to 8th and 1st Armies.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 40 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 17/05/2002
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781841762371