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This was an interesting book about the role of the Afrika Korps in the African Theatre during WWII. However, I was disappointed. The author was a military man but not a writer, and his descriptions of the military maneuvers tended to be dense and sometimes difficult to follow. The book does not stand alone well as an introduction to the Afrika Korps, and I think it was only my own previous background knowledge that allowed me to follow as much as I did.
British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served during the Second World War (earning the Military Cross under the command of Percy Hobart). Macksey later wrote the (authoritative) biography of Hobart.Macksey gained a permanent commission in 1946, was ...moreMore about Kenneth John Macksey...