World War II Desert Tactics, Paperback

World War II Desert Tactics Paperback

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Osprey's study of desert tactics employed in North Africa during World War II (1939-1945).

In 1940-43 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies.

The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical - of the desert environment, most significantly a terrain empty of resources and offering little chance of concealment.

Paddy Griffith traces the fast-learning development of armor, artillery and infantry tactics in this exceptional situation and illustrates it using references to the major engagements in the North African theater, which involved some of the greatest tacticians of World War II in one of the pivotal arenas.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781846032905



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