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The Resource Alamein, Simon Ball

Alamein, Simon Ball

Label
Alamein
Title
Alamein
Statement of responsibility
Simon Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"El Alamein was one of the pivotal battles of the Second World War, fought by armies and air forces on the cutting edge of military technology. Yet Alamein has always had a patchy reputation--with many commentators willing to knock its importance. This book explains just why El Alamein is such a controversial battle. Based on an intensive reading of the contemporary sources, in particular the extensive and recently declassified British bugging of Axis prisoners of war, military historian Simon Ball turns Alamein on its head, explaining it as a cultural defeat for Britain. Alamein is a military history of the battle--showing how different it looks stripped of later cultural excrescences. But it also shows how 'Alamein culture' saturated the post-war world, when archival sources mingled with film, novels, magazines, popular histories, and the rest of Alamein's footprint. Whether you are interested in the battle itself or its cultural afterlife, if you have an opinion about Alamein, you'll question it after reading this book"--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Ball, S. J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great battles
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  • El Alamein, Battle of (Egypt : 1942)
  • El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942
  • Egypt
Label
Alamein, Simon Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
933337414
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199682034
Lccn
2015956609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)933337414
Label
Alamein, Simon Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
933337414
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxiv, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199682034
Lccn
2015956609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)933337414

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