The Desert Rats

The Desert Rats : 7th Armoured Division, 1940-45

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Of all the units that marched with the Desert Army, none was more famous than the 7th Armoured Division, the most renowned British fighting force of the Second World War: 'The Desert Rats'. This Division fought in all the great battles of the Desert War - at Sidi Rezegh against the full might of Rommel's Afrika Korps; at Alamein, Tripoli and Tunis. And when the Axis was pushed out of Africa they moved on to Italy, France, Belgium and finally, triumphantly, to Berlin itself, the heart of the Nazi empire. Robin Neillands tells the story of the Desert Rats largely in the words of the soldiers themselves. From commanding general to tank gunner, artillery man and most junior squaddie, these men bring history to life in all its horror and more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 230g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752802984
  • 9780752802985

About Robin Neillands

Robin Neillands served in 45 Commando Royal Marines during the 1950s. He now works as a journalist and travel writer and has a growing reputation as a military historian. He has published many books on British military history from the Napoleonic era through to the Second World more