Alamein To Zem Zem

Alamein To Zem Zem Keith Douglas killed in action in Normandy in was one of the finest poets of World War II Published to coincide with the th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in the north African desert

  • Title: Alamein To Zem Zem
  • Author: Keith Douglas
  • ISBN: 9780571162642
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Keith Douglas, killed in action in Normandy in 1944, was one of the finest poets of World War II Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein in the north African desert, this book is a description of Douglas experiences on the desert battlefield.

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    1. No preliminary b.s. in this book. By page 3 the author has gone A.W.O.L. from his desk job and headed into the North African desert to fight in Crusader tanks. This is small book but is full of terrible fighting, down time and the constant search for food, water and loot. It shows all the confusion of combat and how horrendous some of the injuries can be.The author survived North Africa only to be killed on his third day in Normandy.

    2. Douglas' memoir of armored warfare in North Africa is highly acclaimed and a short read. I recommend Robert Crisp's "Brazen Chariots" as a better personal story of the same campaign.

    3. Solid WWII YarnOne of the top first hand accounts of the North African Campaign. Colorful, readable with enough action and detail to move things along.

    4. Also, Douglas' collected poems: 'The Complete Poems' published in 1951. My library and the Yolo County libraries do not have either on their shelves.

    5. Una visión, personal y directa, de las vivencias de un comandante de tanque británico, en el final del teatro de operaciones del norte de África, en la 2a GM

    6. One of the best books about WW2 ever written; a vivid and unvarnished depiction of tank warfare in the desert. Tragic that Douglas died so young.

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