Battleaxe Division: From Africa to Italy with 78 Division 1942-45 :: Ken Ford

Battleaxe Division: From Africa to Italy with 78 Division 1942-45 :: Ken Ford soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!

Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Appendix;

From the cover: In 1942, Britains 78th (Battleaxe) Division was the elite spearhead for the imminent invasion of North Africa. The 78th had been assembled in Scotland that same year and adopted the insignia of a yellow Crusaders battleaxe on a black background.

In November 1942, the 78th landed in Algiers as part of Operation Torch and fought a series of crucial actions there and in Tunisia. During the winter of 1942/3, it was involved in some of the most gruelling and costly fighting of the war: actions at Tebourba and Longstop Hill became famous as battles of dogged resistance against the odds. The two VCs which were won in these firefights, together…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (vi) 218 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Military Army catalogue?


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