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OPERATION SCIPIO


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The Eighth Army at the Battle of the Wadi Akarit, 6th April 1943. The focus of Operation Scipio centres around the activities of the Eighth Army between the dates of the 1st and 7th April 1943 in Tunisia. This deals with the last great pitched battle between the Eighth Army and the old enemy, Panzer Army Africa. This remarkable new book presents a detailed account of the Battle of the Wadi Akarit, hour by hour we follow each batallion on its bloody course during the different stages of the action. First hand accounts and contemporary photographs paint an all too vivid picture of this Tunisian Killing ground. The interviews are wide ranging, from spitfire pilots to gunners, sappers and padres and the men in the front line. Some are funny, poignant and engrossing, others are heart breaking and tragic.
This is a book that once read will not easily be forgotten.
Includes: Full Honours and Awards * Biographical notes on each of the three VC winners * Two hundred first-hand accounts * Battalion War Diaries * A4 map showing Battalion movements and Axis positions * Full list of the fallen * BBC broadcast from Akarit.
  • AUTHOR: Barnes, B
  • FORMAT: 362pp 92 Bw Hb
  • Code: 22219

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