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Bir Hakim: Desert Citadel - World War II Battle Book, No. 23

Bir Hakim: Desert Citadel - World War II Battle Book, No. 23

1971 Bir Hakim: Desert Citadel - Ballantin's Illustrated History of the Violent Century. Battle Book, No. 23 by Richard Holmes Paperback

From the Back Cover

Although De Gaulle had raised the standard of fighting France in June 1940, he had fought few French ground forces to rally to his flag. The first major units to come in were those from French West Africa who made their way across the desert to join the Eight Army in Egypt.

Upon their shoulders rested the whole military reputation of Free France and at Bir Hakim they offered themselves up to the superior skill of Rommel's Afrika Korps.


  • The Fall of France
  • Free France
  • The Desert War
  • The Gazala Line
  • Bir Hacheim
  • Rommel Strikes East
  • Towards Liberation

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC Control No.: 72179535
LCCN Permalink:
Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal Name: Holmes, Richard, 1946-
Main Title: Bir Hacheim: desert citadel [by] Richard Holmes.
Published/Created: [New York, Ballantine Books, 1971]
Related Titles: Bir Hakim.
Description: 158, [2] p. illus. 21 cm.
ISBN: 0345024052
Notes: Cover title: Bir Hakim.
Bibliography: p. [160]
Subjects: Bir Hakeim, Battle of, Libya, 1942.
Series: Ballantine’s illustrated history of the violent century. Battle book no. 23
LC Classification: D766.93 .H63
Dewey Class No.: 940.54/23
Geographic Area Code: f-ly--

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