Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's Whirlwind Offensive

Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's Whirlwind Offensive

Paperback Campaign Series, 73

By (author) Jon Latimer, Illustrated by Jim Laurier, Edited by David Chandler

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 246mm x 10mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855329670
  • ISBN 13: 9781855329676
  • Illustrations note: colour and b&w illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 882,514

Product description

Why were Rommel and the Afrikakorps sent to North African in March 1941? This book gives you the answers.

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Author information

Jon Latimer is a serving officer with the Royal Welch Fusiliers (TA) and has a number of articles published on military history in British Army Review, Military History and World War II. He has carried out extensive research into the war in the desert.

Table of contents

Italy enters the war; opposing commanders; opposing armies; opposing plans; frontier skirmishes; the Italians invade Egypt; the attack on the camps; Buq Buq; Bardia; Tobruk; Beda Fomm; aftermath; chronology; wargaming Operation Compass.