The Mareth Line 1943: The end in Africa

Author:   Ken Ford ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   250
ISBN:  

9781780960937


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 October 2012
Format:   Paperback
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The Mareth Line 1943: The end in Africa


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The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line.

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Author:   Ken Ford ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator)
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   250
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.309kg
ISBN:  

9781780960937


ISBN 10:   178096093
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Language:   English

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefield today /Further reading /Index

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Packed with color battle scenes and illustrations plus maps and vintage black and white photos, this is a fine pick for any World War II collection strong in battle analysis. <br>- The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)


Packed with color battle scenes and illustrations plus maps and vintage black and white photos, this is a fine pick for any World War II collection strong in battle analysis. - The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)


Author Information

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost 30 years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full-time military historian. He is the author of over 20 books on various aspects of World War II. Ken now lives in Southampton.

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