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Alamein

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674013766

Publication Date: 03/30/2004

Academic Trade

448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 halftones, 14 maps

World

  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Maps
  • Introduction
  • I. An Obscure Railway Halt
    • 1. Colonial Rivals
    • 2. Enter Rommel
    • 3. The Fall of Tobruk
    • 4. The Alamein Line
    • 5. Malta
    • 6. Enter Monty
    • 7. Alam Halfa
    • 8. Lightfoot
    • 9. In the Line
    • 10. Final Preparations
  • II. The Battle
    • 11. Barrage
    • 12. The Assault
    • 13. The Armour Stalls
    • 14. Crisis Conference
    • 15. Crumbling
    • 16. The Defence of Outpost Snipe
    • 17. Thompson’s Post
    • 18. Supercharge
    • 19. The Beginning of the End
    • 20. The End of the Beginning
  • Appendix: Orders of Battle, 23 October 1942
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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