Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Desert Rat 1940-43

Desert Rat 1940-43
Item# 9781849085014

Product Description

Publisher: Osprey

Author: Tim Moreman

This new Warrior title will examine the 'Desert Rats', a popular nickname used to describe first 7th Armoured Division and then all the mixed body of British Commonwealth troops - British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian - that fought against Axis forces in North Africa between 1940 and 1943. For a long period during the early years of World War II this was the only theatre of war where the United Kingdom could strike back against the Axis powers, and the seesaw desert war fought out along the coast of the Mediterranean in Egypt, Libya and then Tunisia proved a harsh testing ground for British arms - in terms of organization, equipment and methods of waging war. 9pb)