Triumph in the Desert: The Definitive Illustrated History of the Gulf War by Peter David lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Century, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Additional text by C. D. B. Bryan, John Fialka, Gregory Jaynes, Michael Kelly & Colin Smith. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Saddam Hussein, sent an invading army with hundreds of tanks across the Iraqi border into Kuwait on 2 August 1990. He had a vast war machine to back him up an army of a million men, the biggest air force in the Middle East, a lethal storehouse of chemical weapons and a reputation for not backing down. He thought no one would do anything to prevent his occupation of Kuwait he was wrong. Within days the U. S. 82nd Airborne Division was pouring into Saudi Arabia and over the next months more than 800,000 troops and a fierce array of air power and naval forces had been deployed by an international alliance against Saddam Hussein.
By the time the Gulf War was over, Iraqs military machine had been shattered and Saddams army had fled from Kuwait and the Saudi Arabian border.
Triumph in the Desert commemorates the allied victory and the liberation of Kuwait. It contains over 150 photographs from the war by the worlds leading photographers. They vividly portray the spectacular air . war in which Britains air force played a leading role. They show the skill of the naval support units and the dogged efforts of the ground troops.
Peter David, the international editor of The Economist, provides an insightful chronicle of the war, what led up to it, and the international situation it has created. In addition, there are firsthand accounts from reporters in the field and diagrams of the hundred-hour liberation of Kuwait by the allies, showing the movements and tactics of troops, weapons, tanks, and support units involved.
Introduction by: General Colin L. Powell
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front flap slightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black Spine Strip with Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
209 pages. 11¼” x 9¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Military History category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…