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Fighting with the Desert Rats: An Infantry Officer's War with the Eighth Army

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This is a descriptive account of what it was like to serve as an Infantry Officer with the Desert Army in the Western Desert and Sicily between 1942 and 1943. The author is Major H.P. Samwell, MC, who was unfortunately killed on 13 January 1945, whilst serving with the 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 51st Highland Division. The chapters include: FIRST ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published January 19th 2013 by Pen & Sword Books (first published 1945)
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Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was written as things happened by a young Scottish officer fighting in Africa for Britain. As the introduction notes, it is written with refreshing simplicity. The writing is clear and concise while still descriptive of the author's emotions and experience.

The author talks about advancing and attacking Rommel as his experience was during the time the Allies pushed Rommel until they defeated him in Africa. He was wounded several times and once evacuated to South Africa to recover.

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