An army at dawn: the war in north africa, 1942-1943 : The Liberation Trilogy, Book 1. / Rick Atkinson.
- ISBN: 9780743585811 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital.
- Edition: Abridged.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.
|General Note:|| Abridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Rick Atkinson.
|Summary, etc.:|| In the first volume of a remarkable trilogy, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is an epic story of courage and calamity, of miscalculation and enduring triumph. An Army at Dawn begins on the eve of Operation TORCH, the daring amphibious invasion of Morocco and Algeria. After three days of hard fighting against the French, American and British troops push deeper into North Africa.But the confidence gained after several early victories soon wanes;casualties mount rapidly; battle plans prove ineffectual, and hope fora quick and decisive victory evaporates. The Allies discover that theyare woefully unprepared to fight and win this war. North Africabecomes a proving ground: it is here that American officers learnhow to lead, here that soldiers learn how to hate, here that an entirearmy learns what it will take to vanquish a formidable enemy.Many...
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