A Noble Crusade

The History of the Eighth Army 1941-45

Offers the history of Eighth Army. This book uses official records, personal accounts and Victoria Cross winners' stories to deliver a tale of the Eighth Army from its beginnings in the sands of North Africa through the victory of El Alamein to the end of the war and eventual victory. Les mer
Vår pris
232,-

(Paperback)
Leveringstid: Usikker levering*
*Vi bestiller varen fra forlag i utlandet. Dersom varen finnes, sender vi den så snart vi får den til lager
På grunn av Brexit-tilpasninger og tiltak for å begrense covid-19 kan det dessverre oppstå forsinket levering.

Er du interessert i historiebøker ?
Bli med i fordelsklubben Vår historie og få fordelspris kr 197,-

Vår pris: 232,-

(Paperback)
Leveringstid: Usikker levering*
*Vi bestiller varen fra forlag i utlandet. Dersom varen finnes, sender vi den så snart vi får den til lager
På grunn av Brexit-tilpasninger og tiltak for å begrense covid-19 kan det dessverre oppstå forsinket levering.

Er du interessert i historiebøker ?
Bli med i fordelsklubben Vår historie og få fordelspris kr 197,-

Om boka

Offers the history of Eighth Army. This book uses official records, personal accounts and Victoria Cross winners' stories to deliver a tale of the Eighth Army from its beginnings in the sands of North Africa through the victory of El Alamein to the end of the war and eventual victory.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse






































































































































List of Maps

9(1)




List of Plates

10(3)
Acknowledgements13(3)
Introduction16(3)




The Opening Shots 1940-41: From COMPASS to CRUSADER

19(17)




Operation CRUSADER: November - December 1941

36(16)




The Benghazi Stakes: December 1941 - May 1942

52(9)




From Knightsbridge to Alamein: The Summer Retreat, 1942

61(15)




Rommel is Stopped: The July Battles

76(13)




Monty Arrives: Alam el Halfa and the Planning for El Alamein

89(18)




Victory at El Alamein

107(13)




Pursuit to Tripoli: November 1942 - January 1943

120(11)




The End in Africa: Eighth Army in Tunisia

131(18)




The Sicilian Campaign: July - August 1943

149(16)




Italy: Advance to the Sangro, September - November 1943

165(16)




Winter Warfare: November - December 1943

181(16)




Cassino Looms: January - May 1944

197(13)




From Cassino to Rome

210(21)




To the Gothic Line: June - August 1944

231(17)




Operation Olive: Assault on the Gothic Line, August - October 1944

248(18)




Another Italian Winter: Rain, Mud and Cold

266(17)




The Final Blow: Spring 1945

283(19)




The Final Victory: May 1945

302(17)




Eighth Army's Final Days: An Uncertain Peace

319(14)




Eighth Army in Retrospect

333(10)
Appendix I Draft Order of Battle, Eighth Army, November 1941343(1)
Appendix II Order of Battle, Eighth Army, 23 October 1942 at El Aamein344(3)
Appendix III Outline Order of Battle, Eighth Army, 9 April 1945347(2)
Appendix IV Victoria Crosses awarded to Eighth Army349(3)
Appendix V D-Day Dodgers352(2)
Bibliography354(5)
Index359

Om forfatteren

Historian, writer and broadcaster Richard Doherty's published works include several books such as The Sound of History El Alamein 1942: The Turning Point of the Second World War , Normandy 1944: The Road to Victory and None Bolder: The History of the 51st (Highland) Division, also published by Spellmount, as well as a number of articles. His next book Only the Enemy In Front: The Recce Corps at War 1940 will be published by Spellmount in July 2008. He has researched and presented a number series for BBC Radio as well as working on TV programmes on the battle of the Boyne. The son of an Eighth Army soldier he is a member of the military historical societies in the UK, Ireland and the USA.