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This is an auction for DESERT RATS: FROM EL ALAMEIN TO BASRA: THE INSIDE STORY OF A MILITARY LEGEND, by John Parker.

Amazon.com review:

"In the recent war in Iraq, the 7th Armoured Brigade, bearers of the Desert Rats insignia, was immediately engaged in some of the fiercest early fighting, ultimately taking Basra for the Allies. The war in Iraq revived public focus on the Desert Rats whose famous battles of World War II helped turn the tide of German dominance. After World War II the Desert Rats re-emerged as part of the NATO forces during the Cold War years, and in other major deployments in the 1991 Gulf War, Bosnia and Kosovo. In this latest of his military histories, John Parker once again draws heavily on the drama of first-hand accounts for a story that is a seminal part of modern military history."

"FIVE STARS!! For those who want to know about desert fighting and all that goes with it, this is the book for you. It's an excellent read. It starts with a bit of history about how we became involved in the desert regions and finishes off with Telic. The bulk of the book concentrates on WWII but don't let that put you off. It's a really good read for those that would like to know about the legends that were (and still are) the Desert Rats."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including THE GURKHAS, DEATH OF A HERO and SBS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE.

Hardback 2004.

376 pages + photographs.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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