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Operation Compass 1940 By Jon Latimer

Operation Compass 1940
by Jon Latimer

Why were Rommel and the Afrikakorps sent to North African in March 1941? This book gives you the answers.

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Operation Compass 1940 Summary


Osprey's Campaign title for the first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass, which was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In less than two months the British forces swept 500 miles along the coast of North Africa. 7th Armoured Division raced across the desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed 9 Italian divisions, and took 130,000 prisoners. In March 1941 General Rommel and the Afrikakorps landed at Tripoli.

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GOR001795662
Operation Compass 1940
Jon Latimer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-08-15
96
1855329670
9781855329676
N/A
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