Fighting Rommel: The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Fighting Rommel

The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943, 1st Edition

By Kaushik Roy

Routledge India

340 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Description

Fighting Rommel examines how and why some armies innovate under pressure while others do not. Focusing on the learning culture of the British Imperial Forces, it looks at the Allied campaign during the Second World War against the Afrika Korps of Rommel. The volume highlights the hitherto unexplored yet key role of the British Indian Army, the largest volunteer force in the world. It also introduces ‘learning culture’ as a heuristic device. Further, it goes on to analyse military innovation on the battlefield, in victory and defeat.

A major intervention in the study of the Second World War, this book will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of military history, especially British and German, battlefield history and defence and strategic studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Rommel Attacks: Battleaxe and Lessons Learnt 3. Desert Fox Contained: Crusader 4. Triumph of the Desert Fox 5. Second and Third Alamein: The Two Battles that Stopped Rommel 6. Endgame in Tunisia 7. Conclusion

About the Author

Kaushik Roy is Guru Nanak Chair Professor at the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Global Fellow at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Africa / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
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HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
HIS037000
HISTORY / World
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies