Forgotten Voices Desert Victory by Julian Thompson

Forgotten Voices Desert Victory by Julian Thompson, Imperial War Museum
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Overview: For Britain in the first half of World War II, the importance of defending the Middle East against the Axis powers was second only to defending the homeland against invasion. Had the Allies lost in North Africa, the vital life-line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India would have been cut. More crucial was protecting the route to the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Without oil, Britain could not fight. The initial threat came from a large Italian Army, who, from their bases in Libya, were quick to take British-held ground in Egypt. Yet the professional British soldiers, along with tough all-volunteer regiments from Australia and New Zealand, easily defeated the poorly lead Italians. Churchill, confident that this front was secure, transferred troops and equipment to Greece, little realizing what the remaining troops would face when Rommel and his Panzer Division arrived. With their armies fighting over vast distances on rugged terrain, and supply lines often stretched to breaking point, both Rommel and the then little-known General Montgomery had to take huge tactical risks. Good intelligence was vital, so the elite Long Range Desert Group was formed, capable of covert operations behind enemy lines. David Stirling famously founded the SAS in the Western Desert, trained to perform audacious sabotage missions. Told in the voices of the men who were there this is the story of the Western Desert, and how the Allies struck the first successful blow to Axis forces and achieved this remarkable Second World War victory.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Dragon From the Desert by William King

Alfred’s Guitar 101 – Desert Trail through Jody Fisher

Alfred’s Guitar 101 – Desert Trail: Score & Parts through Jody Fisher (101 Series)
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Overview: Alfred’s Guitar 101, Ensemble makes a really perfect complement to any magnificence guitar program. Your scholars will experience rehearsing and acting great-sounding items the usage of the talents and ideas they have got discovered in Alfred’s Guitar 101. This versatile guitar ensemble is written for 5 guitars, however it will possibly simply be tailored for as few as two or as many as 8 guitars. An artistic trainer can to find some ways to make use of Alfred’s Guitar 101, Ensemble: upload a bass participant, percussion, or different melodic or harmonic instruments–whatever fills the wishes of your scholars and program.
Desert Trail is a guitar ensemble piece in 4/Four time that switches alternately from side to side from a minor tonality to a significant tonality. Since Guitar portions 1-Four all comprise 8th notes, scholars may have an opportunity to increase their selecting and fingerstyle. The Guitar five phase will assist scholars discover ways to trade chords in various rhythmic scenarios.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Strafer – The Desert General: The Life …

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Strafer – The Desert General: The Life …

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Lions of the Desert by Samuel Marquis

Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design by Adele Cygelman

Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design by Adele Cygelman
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Overview: Arthur Elrod was the most successful interior designer working in Palm Springs from 1954 to 1974. His forward-thinking midcentury design appeared in primary homes, second houses, spec houses, country clubs, and experimental houses-in the desert and across the US. He was charming, handsome, and worked tirelessly for his A-list clientele.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Desert Locust Plagues by Colin Everard

Desert Locust Plagues: Controlling the Ancient Scourge by Colin Everard
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Overview: For thousands of years, humans have found themselves vulnerable to plagues of desert locusts. Some fifty countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia have been ravaged, at one time or another, by huge, devouring swarms of locusts. With the consequent, often total, destruction of crops and grazing, widespread hunger and starvation ensued. Colin Everard’s book takes as its geographical focus the Horn of Africa, an area which throughout history has suffered catastrophically from locust plagues. Based on his own extensive experience in the region, Everard describes one of the greatest (albeit unsung) triumphs of the twentieth century, namely, how the desert locust scourge has, at last, been virtually brought under control.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Science & Nature › Biological Sciences › Animal Sciences

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Chariots Of The Desert: The Story Of …

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Chariots of the Desert: The Story of the Israeli Armoured Corps

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The Raiders: Desert Strike Force (Ballantine’s Illustrated History of World War II Campaign Book No. 2)

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Bir Hacheim: Desert Citadel (Ballantine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century, Battle Book)

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The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945: Providence Their Guide

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The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945 by David Lloyd-Owen

The Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945: Providence Their Guide by David Lloyd-Owen
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Overview: This splendid record takes the reader behind enemy lines not only in North Africa but in Italy, the Aegean and the Balkans.The Author, who commanded the LRDG, paints a vivid picture of the unit’s colourful characters: for example, Ralph Bagnold who put to good use the knowledge he gained from his pre-war desert travels.The LRDG was truly international with New Zealanders and Rhodesians playing key roles.This classic book won acclaim from the critics on its first publication by virtue of the author’s unique knowledge, experience and narrative skills.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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