Desert Armour: Tank Warfare in North Africa: Beda Fomm to Operation Crusader, 1940–41 (Hardcover)

Desert Armour: Tank Warfare in North Africa: Beda Fomm to Operation Crusader, 1940–41 By Robert Forczyk Cover Image
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Robert Forczyk covers the development of armoured warfare in North Africa from the earliest Anglo-Italian engagements in 1940 to the British victory over the German Afrikakorps in Operation Crusader in 1941.

The war in the North African desert was pure mechanized warfare, and in many respects the most technologically advanced theatre of World War II. It was also the only theatre where for three years British and Commonwealth, and later US, troops were in constant contact with Axis forces.

World War II best-selling author Robert Forczyk explores the first half of the history of the campaign, from the initial Italian offensive and the arrival of Rommel's Panzergruppe Afrika to the British Operation Crusader offensive that led to the relief of Tobruk. He examines the armoured forces, equipment, doctrine, training, logistics and operations employed by both Allied and Axis forces throughout the period, focusing especially on the brigade and regimental level of operations.

Fully illustrated throughout with photographs, profile artwork and maps, and featuring tactical-level vignettes and appendices analysing tank data, tank deliveries in-theatre and orders of battle, this book goes back to the sources to provide a new study of armoured warfare in the desert.

About the Author


Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves having served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th infantry divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). Dr Forczyk is currently a consultant in the Washington, DC area.

Praise For…


“We heartily recommend this book on the early part of the desert war as a terrific addition to your library.” —History of War

“It's an essential read for anyone interested in armoured warfare.” —Britain at War



Product Details
ISBN: 9781472851888
ISBN-10: 1472851889
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English