9789774165818

El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9789774165818

  • ISBN10:

    9774165810

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-15
  • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

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Author Biography


Jill Edwards is professor of history at the American University in Cairo. Her many publications on modern history include Al-Alamein Revisited: The Battle at al-Alamein and its Historical Implications (AUC Press, 2000), and Historians in Cairo: Essays in Honor of George Scanlon (AUC Press, 2002).

Table of Contents


Foreword William Roger Louis
Introduction Jill Edwards
1. The War in North Africa, 1940-43: An Overview of the Role of the Union of South Africa James Jacobs
2. Training the Troops: The Indian Army in Egypt, Eritrea, and Libya, 1940-42 Alan Jeffreys
3. "The Part We Played in This Show": Australians and El Alamein Peter Stanley
4. "No Model Campaign": the Second New Zealand Division and the Battle of El Alamein, October-December 1942 Glyn Harper
5. 1942, The Free French in the Battle for North Africa: Military Action and Its Political Presentation Rémy Porte
6. Between History and Geography: The El Alamein Project: Research, Findings, and Results Aldino Bondesan
7. Silent Service: The Royal Navy and the Desert Victory Nick Hewitt
8. Feeding the Fortress: Malta, Summer 1942 Thomas Scheben
9. "The Highest Rule": Rommel as Military Genius Antulio J. Echevarria II
10. High Command in the Desert Niall Barr
11. Alexandrians Tell Their Story: Oral Narratives of the War in North Africa 1940-43 Sahar Hamouda and Mohamed Awad
12. The Battle of El Alamein: Impressions of a Young Schoolboy in Alexandria Harry Tzalas

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