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NameThe Army At War. The Destruction of an Army. The First Campaign in Libya. Sept 1940-Feb 1941
CategoryAction on Land
DepartmentMinistry Of Information
Issued ForWar Office
SO.Code70-382
Published Jan/1942
Pages64
FormP3
Size17.5 x 22.5
ARJ011.0/B
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Price£3.49
DescriptionThe campaign described in this book was the first example of a desert war between two fully mechanised armies. The nature of the country presented special problems - great distances, lack of water, and absence of cover - but its very size and featurelessness offered the fullest advantages to the army possessing superior mobility. This book will help you to understand the course of the campaign itself, and the conditions in which it was fought among the gigantic background of desert. The maps have been coloured to make them clearer.
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11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) Babini, Valentino Admiral
1st Punjab Regiment Badoglio, Pietro, 1st Duke of Addis Abeba, 1st Marquess of Sabotino Aerodrome
4th Blackshirt Division Bagnold, Ralph Alger Air Force Squadron
6th Division Australia Bergonzoli, Annibale Anti-aircraft warfare
6th Rajputana Rifles Churchill, Winston Anti-tank warfare
6th Royal Tank Regiment Clayton, Patrick Andrew Artillery
7th Armoured Division Creagh, Michael O’Moore Battalion
7th Rajput Regiment Eden, Robert Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon Billet
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Graziani, Rodolfo, 1st Marquis of Neghelli Bivouac sack
British Empire Hauteclocque, Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Bomber
Central India Horse (21st King George V’s Own Horse) Hitler, Adolf Breda 30
Coldstream Guards Maletti, Pietro Breda Ba.65
Fascist Party Mitford, Edward Cecil Osbaldeston Breda carrier
Free French Mittelhauser, Eugène Bren Gun
King’s Royal Rifle Corps Mussolini, Benito Bridgehead
Leicestershire Regiment Noguès, Charles Brigade
Long Range Desert Group O’Connor, Richard Nugent Bristol Blenheim
Maletti Group Pétain, Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Casualty Clearing Station
Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen Colonel
Queen’s Royal Regiment Shaw, William Boyd Kennedy Company
Regia Aeronautica Steele, Donald Gavin Corned beef
Rifle Brigade Tellera, Giuseppe Corps
Royal Air Force Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell Cruiser
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Wilson, Henry Maitland, 1st Baron Wilson Defensive fighting position
Royal Army Service Corps Distinguished Conduct Medal
Royal Engineers Division
Royal Fusiliers Dressing Station
Royal Horse Artillery Fiat CR.42 Falco
The Royal Navy Fighter
Flame-thrower
Full general
Garrison
General Officer Commanding
Gunboat
Gunners
Hand Grenade
Hawker Hurricane
Infantry
Light tank
Line of communication
Machine gun
Military airbase
Military Medal
Mine
Mortar
Naval fleet
Non-commissioned officer (NCO)
Observation Post
Pillbox
Platoon
QF 25-pounder field gun
Rearguard
Reconnaissance Aircraft
Reconnaissance
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Rifle
S O S
Sapper
Sergeant
Shell
Tank
Tracer ammunition