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The Resource Desert war : the Battle of Sidi Rezegh, Peter Cox ; series editor, Glyn Harper

Desert war : the Battle of Sidi Rezegh, Peter Cox ; series editor, Glyn Harper

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Desert war : the Battle of Sidi Rezegh
Title
Desert war
Title remainder
the Battle of Sidi Rezegh
Statement of responsibility
Peter Cox ; series editor, Glyn Harper
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Language
eng
Summary
Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as 'the forgotten battle of the Desert War'. The objective of Crusader was to retake Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, and ultimately drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa. The campaign also involved British and South African troops, and did achieve the badly needed relief of Tobruk. Despite the importance of this campaign in achieving British victory in North Africa, it has largely been neglected by historians, failing to receive as much attention as Crete, El Alamein or Cassino. Yet more New Zealand soldiers were killed or taken prisoner during Crusader than in any other campaign fought by 'the Div' during the war. Peter Cox, whose father fought at Sidi Rezegh, draws on his experience of twice visiting the battlefield to tell the story of this complex, costly campaign. He sets the scene for the fighting in Libya, describes the unforgiving and inhospitable desert landscape, follows the stages of the action itself and recounts the often moving and heroic stories of the those who fought there. Many never returned home. This is both an accessible account of a significant New Zealand contribution to World War II and a tribute to the thousands of men who took part in this punishing battle
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Nz
Dewey number
940.5423092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Anzac Battles Series
Target audience
adult
Desert war : the Battle of Sidi Rezegh, Peter Cox ; series editor, Glyn Harper
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Desert war : the Battle of Sidi Rezegh, Peter Cox ; series editor, Glyn Harper
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Includes bibliographical references and index. -Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as 'the forgotten battle of the Desert War'. The objective of Crusader was to retake Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, and ultimately drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa. The campaign also involved British and South African troops, and did achieve the badly needed relief of Tobruk. Despite the importance of this campaign in achieving British victory in North Africa, it has largely been neglected by historians, failing to receive as much attention as Crete, El Alamein or Cassino. Yet more New Zealand soldiers were killed or taken prisoner during Crusader than in any other campaign fought by 'the Div' during the war. Peter Cox, whose father fought at Sidi Rezegh, draws on his experience of twice visiting the battlefield to tell the story of this complex, costly campaign. He sets the scene for the fighting in Libya, describes the unforgiving and inhospitable desert landscape, follows the stages of the action itself and recounts the often moving and heroic stories of the those who fought there. Many never returned home. This is both an accessible account of a significant New Zealand contribution to World War II and a tribute to the thousands of men who took part in this punishing battle
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15829073
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24 cm.
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Extent
224 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781921966705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO669105
  • (OCoLC)903953499
  • (AuCNLKIN)000054712809
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  • (Nz)15829073
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