(Part of the Cambridge Military Histories Series) fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles of , . When most people think of the Italian Army in North Africa during the Second World War, they tend to believe that the average Italian soldier offered little. to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat. campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles of
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Kitchen’s skillful blend of policy and strategy, operations and tactics, pulls no punches. His stringent, well documented critique of Rommel’s performance in particular makes this a significant contribution to the literature on the Second World War. Men of War in the Twentieth Century ‘For too long the decisive campaign in North Africa has been viewed as wfrica military duel between Britain and Germany, personified in the figures of Montgomery and Rommel.
Now at last, making full use of Italian sources, Martin Kitchen has given us a balanced, judicious and convincing analysis of the three-handed war in the desert.
It will be required reading for every World War II historian. The Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy, ‘Martin Kitchen combines policy, strategy, tactics and personality in a detailed account from the Axis perspective. Skldier book gives due weight to both his operational brilliance, especially in retreat, and his poor strategic judgment.
His previous publications include The Third Reich: Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy; 2. Germany intervenes in North Africa; 3. On the offensive again; 7.
The retreat from Mersa el Brega; Speer Martin Kitchen Nirth. Skickas inom vardagar. At the height of his power in January Hitler made the fateful decision to send troops to North Africa to save the beleaguered Italian army from defeat.
Rommel’s Desert War – Martin Kitchen – Bok () | Bokus
Martin Kitchen’s masterful history of the Axis campaign provides a fundamental reassessment of the key battles ofRommel’s generalship, and the campaign’s place within the broader strategic context of the war. He shows that the British were initially helpless against the operational brilliance of Rommel’s Panzer divisions. However Rommel’s initial successes and refusal to follow orders committed the Axis to a campaign well beyond their means.
Without the reinforcements or supplies he needed to deliver a knockout blow, Rommel was forced onto the defensive and Hitler’s Mediterranean strategy began to unravel.
The result was the loss of an entire army which together with defeat at Stalingrad signalled a decisive shift in the course of the war. Kaspar Hauser Martin Kitchen. Bloggat om Rommel’s Desert War.