Operation Crusader 1941: Rommel in Retreat

Operation Crusader 1941: Rommel in Retreat

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By (author) Ken Ford, Illustrated by John White

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 244mm x 8mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 22 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846035007
  • ISBN 13: 9781846035005
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 216,722

Product description

On 18 November 1941, the British launched Operation Crusader against the Axis positions in Africa. The plan was to bring the armour of the German Afrika Korps to battle and to beat it in open warfare with the now superior strength of Eighth Army, and to relieve the isolated British garrison at Tobruk. Initially meeting with disaster, the British redoubled their efforts, fought through to Tobruk, and pushed back Rommel's Afrika Korps. Written by popular Osprey author, Ken Ford, "Operation Crusader" tells the story of the British victory that demonstrated their ability to fight head-to-head against the Germans in Africa.

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Ken Ford 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, including Campaign 158: "El Alamein 1942." Ken now lives in Southampton, UK. The author lives in Southampton, UK.