222 pages, foreword by Manfred Rommel ( Erwin Rommels' son ], author's preface notes, index and maps. Map illustrated endpapers, front endpapers: -- showing a map of North Africa and the Mediterranean, the next two pages showing maps of " Rommel's drive into El Alamein -- 1942, eighth Army's pursuit to Tunisia -- 1943 and defences of Tobruk in June 1942. The rear endpapers show maps of the Battle of Alam Halfa -- 1942 and a map of the second battle of El Alamein -- 1942. The text is illustrated with numerous contemporary black-and-white photographs and coloured photographs. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the back strip. Rubbing and bumping to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners. There is a small white mark to the lower corner of the rear front edge of the boards. The major damage to the book has been the splitting of the front hinged with underlying webbing visible, making the whole book loose. The internal pages should show a few handling marks. Photographic dustwrapper, showing, on the front panel tanks advancing in the desert and on the rear panel American troops in the desert. Red, blue and black titles to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss, to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing and heavy creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges and there is a small piece of the laminate missing to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Generally the dustwrapper appears soft and very second-hand. An in-depth study of the Battle of North Africa during World War II. With the German troops led by General Rommel and the British by General Montgomery with Montgomery being helped by General Patton and Dwight Eisenhower. The North African theatre of war was where allies first tasted victory and the Germans ( and the Italian ) tasted defeat. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; Africa; ISBN: 0727001574. ISBN/EAN: 9780727001573. Inventory No: 0105506.