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The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis 1940:1945
The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis 19401945 Author:John North General Alexander was Winstn Churchill's fire brigade chief par excellence: the man who was always despatched to retrieve the most desperate situations. — In August 1942, a fire brigade chief par excellence was desperately needed in North Africa. The allied forces had been flung back across the desert by Rommel, who expected to sweep onwards to... more » the Nile Delta, the Suez Canal, and complete Axis domination of the Mediterranean.
Alex brought a new hope to the Desert Rats. He instilled them with his own confidence, thought of victory where others had made plans against defeat, until under his brilliant command, Montgomery was ready to fight and win the battle of Alamein. But even as his generals drove the enemy from North Africa, Alexander was planning far ahead--for Sicily and the first major seaborne invasion by either side during the war, the assault on Italy and the problems of campaigning there. The generals who fought under him have written of the war as they saw it. Now, at last, the master-planner of these victories has written his own very personal and candid account of these victorious years and those same generals.
Illustrated by photographs from Alexander's own albums, with maps which provide a graphic commentary to his narrative, here are the long-waited memoirs of the greatest British fighting soldier of them all.« less