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The Resource Desert war : the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43, Alan Moorehead, (electronic resource)

Desert war : the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43, Alan Moorehead, (electronic resource)

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Desert war : the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43
Title
Desert war
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the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43
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Alan Moorehead
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign by the Daily Express, and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about the Desert War - later collected as his 'African Trilogy' - were swiftly acclaimed as a classic account of the tussle between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps, amidst the endless harsh wastes of the Western Desert. Moorehead was responsible for the celebrated insight that tank battles in the desert are like battles at sea, the lumbering tanks like ships lost in a vast ocean of sand. The New Statesman could not have put it better when it described his achievement with this riveting book: 'There is something of genius in the breadth and penetration of his vision, which encompasses the whole panorama of war and then narrows it down to the particular: the soldier stubbing out his cigarette before going into action, the expression on a tank commander's face as he is hit... The story of the African campaigns will go down in history as one of the great epics of mankind, largely thanks to Mr Moorehead's account.'
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Midwest
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1910-1983
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Moorehead, Alan
Dewey number
940.54231
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Moorehead, Alan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Desert war : the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43, Alan Moorehead, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MWT14982334
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781311066
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT14982334
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remote
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14982334
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Desert war : the classic trilogy on the North African campaign, 1940-43, Alan Moorehead, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14982334
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781311066
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14982334
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14982334
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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