Desert Battles

From Napoleon to the Gulf War


Book Description

  • Accounts of men at war in some of the world's most hostile environments
  • Surprising and illuminating conclusions about desert warfare

    Features chapters on:

  • Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1798-99
  • The British campaign along India's northwest frontier from 1849 to 1852
  • The Iraq campaign during World War I
  • The British counterattack against the Italians in North Africa in 1940-41
  • The exploits of Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps in North Africa in 1941
  • The 1973 Yom Kippur War
  • The 1991 Gulf War

    Desert Battles is a study of the nature of desert warfare with special attention to the evolution of weaponry, the organization of forces, the impact of the desert environment on the ability of those forces to sustain battle, and the influences of the desert on battle tactics.

  • About the Author

    Bruce Allen Watson is professor emeritus at Diablo Valley College and author of several books.

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