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Out of the Rat Trap: Desert Adventures with Rommel

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A rare memoir offers fascinating insight into Rommel's Afrikakorps and an entertaining account of a daring escape from the Allied Army

For the Austrian Max Reisch, pioneer international motorist and writer of the 1930s, World War II offered yet more opportunities for adventure. Here is his lively account of his time with a vehicle maintenance unit of the Afrikakorps in Liby
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by The History Press (first published April 1st 2013)
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Mar 29, 2016 Kosie rated it it was amazing
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Great adventure story with the Second World War in the background. Written by a man with no desire to fight, but still do his part for his nation and with his time in the Afrika Korps giving him opportunities for little desert adventures. This is the story of a man driven by his lust for adventure and his will to not be a prisoner. The story is not about the war, but about life during the North African Campaign for German soldiers.
Feb 01, 2014 John rated it it was ok
While this is a very interesting story about a overlooked event in WW2 it will disappointed someone looking for a broader perspective of the two year battle. It is really a series of stories (all true and involving the same person) that touch on a limited amount of his two year service in North Africa. Since there is so little available from the German perspective I would recommend this book even though I was hoping for more detail.
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