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yuuppers
03-09-2010, 07:34 AM
New book published on the early desert air war.

http://stratusbooks.com.pl/str/books_pdf/119.pdf

http://www.mmpbooks.biz/mmp/index.php

Desert Prelude
Early clashes
Author(s): Hakan Gustavsson, Ludovico Slongo
Illustrator: Teodor Liviu Morosanu, Artur Juszczak
ISBN: 978-83-89450-52-4
Date: 23rd February 2010
Series: White
Catalogue Number No. 9107
Category New
Format A4 - Pages - 224 (14 in colour)

Price: 24.99 GBP

The campaign in North Africa in 1940, between Italian and Commonwealth forces, has been little studied or written about. In this, the first of two volumes, the air war from June to November of 1940 is described, along with the associated ground and naval campaigns. For the British and allied forces this was a minor campaign, involving mostly aircraft types considered obsolete elsewhere, and this was the last aerial battlefield between biplane fighters. Nonetheless on both the Italian and British sides the top aces of WW2 made their mark, Teresio Martinoli and Thomas “Pat” Pattle respectively. Profusely illustrated with many rare photos, plus maps and colour profiles, these books are a tribute to those who fought in a forgotten, but significant, campaign. Volume 2, “Desert Prelude – Operation Compass”, will complete the story.

KG26_Alpha
03-09-2010, 08:31 AM
Nice find

In some places this book looks like a re-write of,

Christopher Shores and Hans Ring "Desert fighters"

Diary Style 40-42 published in 1969.

M_Gunz
03-09-2010, 09:53 AM
The campaign in North Africa in 1940, between Italian and Commonwealth forces, has been little studied or written about.

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Whoever the hell wrote THAT?

Insuber
03-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Gunz,

Actually this statement is not wrong: organic and comprehensive historical books about the Desert air war in 1940-1941 are not abundant.
I'm not speaking about personal memories, of course.

This book is just the first volume by Hakan Gustaffson (btw the same guy of the website on biplane aces of WWII) and L. Slongo; the next one is in preparation (probably out this fall).

Regards,
Insuber


Originally posted by M_Gunz:
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Whoever the hell wrote THAT? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>