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Author Roy, Kaushik, 1971- author

Title Fighting Rommel : the British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941-1943 / Kaushik Roy
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 252 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Rommel Attacks: Battleaxe and Lessons Learnt -- Desert Fox Contained: Crusader -- Triumph of the Desert Fox -- Second and Third Alamein: The Two Battles that Stopped Rommel -- Endgame in Tunisia -- Conclusion
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Kaushik Roy is Guru Nanak Chair Professor at the Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, and Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
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Subject Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth -- Drill and tactics
Great Britain. Army. British Indian Army -- Drill and tactics
Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth.
Great Britain. Army. British Indian Army.
World War (1939-1945)
Organizational learning
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North
Armed Forces -- Drill and tactics.
HISTORY / Africa / General
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
Military campaigns.
Organizational learning.
North Africa.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019030507
ISBN 0429296010