Rommel’s Army in Africa by Dal McGuirk

Rommel’s Army in Africa by Dal McGuirk lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Guild Publishing, 1987, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Based on a unique private collection of military artefacts, and illustrated with over 250 previously unpublished photographs in colour and black-and-white, this fascinating book offers a unique perspective on the German Armed Forces that fought in North Africa under Rommel from 1941-1943.

Dal McGuirk began collecting battlefield mementoes from returned servicemen in his home town of Maryborough in Queensland, at the age of fifteen. Now, thirty years later, he has one of the largest collections of Afrikakorps memorabilia in the world -uniforms, field equipment, weapons, insignia, medals, diaries, paybooks, letters, postcards and a collection of over 2000 unpublished photographs. Drawing on this wealth of material, on hitherto untapped private and official sources, and on his correspondence and personal interviews with many surviving members of the Afrikakorps, his book gives an unrivalled picture of the human reality of the desert war.

The books stunning collection of photographs includes the most comprehensive colour record ever of the uniforms and equipment that the German Army carried with them to North Africa, complete with informative captions. Other sections of the book deal with the effects of the Allied ULTRA Operation on Rommels campaigns, the character of Rommel himself as seen by members of the Afrikakorps and the German newspapers of the day, the workings of the German Army revealed by military documents of the period, and hitherto unrecorded aspects such as burials and graves and health and hygiene in North Africa.

A book certain to enthral collectors, modellers, and anyone with an interest in military history, Rommels A my in Africa offers, through words and photographs, the most vivid, intimate and detailed portrait possible of what life was like for German fighting men on the battlefields of North Africa.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10¼” x 8″.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Army category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!

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