The Waving Flag: Recent Books - WWII Western Desert

Monday 14 September 2015

Recent Books - WWII Western Desert

Continuing my growing fixation with the Western Desert, I recently completed reading Barrie Pitt's "Crucible of War" trilogy. I read both volumes I & II back to back after I was lent a BCA combined edition by a friend.

I was pleased to get my hands on the first two volumes as I enjoyed reading the final volume

Here's my one sentence review:
  • "Wavell's Command" and "Auchinleck's Command" offer a good overview of the first four legs of the Bengahzi Handicap, with an especially clear and detailed account of Churchill & Eden's decision to weaken the Western Desert Force to bolster Greece, however, as before it gets a bit dry (with some tortured use of tense) when dealing with the battles. 8/10

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