The Desert Generals
The distinguished historian Correlli Barnett gives here a complete and full account of the Desert Campaign 1940-43, an epic story set in a wasteland where soldiers fought for victory in a tumult of mechanical warfare. But The Desert Generals is also the story of...more
As they say: a darn good read! I picked it up at Skook books which rewarded me so well on my first visit this weekend.
The desert war has always fascinated me. It's the topography of the battlefields, as Barnett says, almost empty and therefor best suited for a clash of generalship. Here the operational genius of Rommel and O'Connor would stand out against the mediocrity of most others. But there's also the strategic side, the long distances and the logistic challenge (where Rommel showed less b ...more
Correrelli Barnett is obviously a fan of O'Connor and Auchinleck and even more ob ...more