The Mareth Line 1943: The end in Africa (Campaign)

3.67 avg rating
( 15 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781780960937: The Mareth Line 1943: The end in Africa (Campaign)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The battle of El Alamein in World War II saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa. From this point on the end was inevitable, as Rommel's forces began the long retreat that was to end in Tunisia in May 1943 when, hemmed in by British and American forces on all sides, over 250,000 Axis soldiers filed into prisoner of war camps, a number comparable to those captured at Stalingrad.

In the six months that passed between Alamein and the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian Panzer Army sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army in a series of defensive positions across the Western Desert. Rommel, his health suffering from the strains of command, fought a number of major actions during this campaign - at El Agheila, Mersa el Brega, Buerat and Medenine - before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, but never was Montgomery able to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost 30 years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full-time military historian. He is the author of over 20 books on various aspects of World War II. Ken now lives in Southampton.

Review:

“Packed with color battle scenes and illustrations plus maps and vintage black and white photos, this is a fine pick for any World War II collection strong in battle analysis.” ―The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ford, Ken
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9781780960937

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ford, Ken
Published by Osprey Publishing
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 178096093X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1303694

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ford, Ken
Published by Osprey Publishing
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 178096093X. Seller Inventory # Z178096093XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ford, Ken
Published by Osprey Publishing
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Osprey Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 178096093X. Seller Inventory # Z178096093XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ken Ford
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Steve Noon (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line. Seller Inventory # BTE9781780960937

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Ken Ford
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Steve Noon (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line. Seller Inventory # AAW9781780960937

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ken Ford
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Steve Noon (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line. Seller Inventory # AAW9781780960937

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ken Ford
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final sur.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 96 pages. 0.307. Seller Inventory # 9781780960937

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Ford, Ken
Published by Osprey Publishing, Oxford (2012)
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Soft Cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Landguard Books
(Suffolk, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2012. Soft Cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. Steve Noon (illustrator). First Edition. [A New copy, First Edition First Printing of Campaign 250]. 96pp. Ilstd. with b/w & col. plts. by Steve Noon. The battle of El Alamein saw the shattering of Germany's hopes for victory in North Africa and from this point on the end was inevitable. In the six months that passed before the final surrender there was much hard fighting, as the defeated German and Italian armies sought to hold off the encroaching Eighth Army. Rommel, his health suffering, fought a number of major actions during this campaign before his forces settled into the pre-war French defensive position the Mareth Line. All the way he was pursued by an increasingly confident Eighth Army under the command of General Montgomery, although he was unable to outflank the retreating German and Italian forces decisively, and Rommel was even able to divert forces to inflict a sharp defeat on the newly arrived US forces at Kasserine Pass in February 1943. This was one of Rommel's last acts in the Desert War as his health problems forced his return to Germany shortly afterwards. The stage was now set for the last great battle of the Desert War as the veteran formations of the British Eighth Army took on their foes in the Afrikakorps for one last time in the major set-piece battle for the Mareth Line. Publishers pictorial laminated card covers. [ALL BOOKS HAS BEEN ESTABLISED SINCE 1969] as. Seller Inventory # 029970

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 22.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ford, Ken
Published by Osprey Pub Co (2012)
ISBN 10: 178096093X ISBN 13: 9781780960937
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Osprey Pub Co, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 96 pages. 9.75x7.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk178096093X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book