When Sir Archibald Wavell Assumed Command Of The British Forces In North Africa, He Had No Choice But To Keep Egypt From Falling To The Axis A Defeat Would Give Hitler Access To The Red Sea, And With It Access To The Oil Rich Persian Gulf And Even To India Because Of Wavell S Limited Resources, He Decided Attack Was The Best Form Of Defense Wavell S Brilliant Campaign Was Carried Out By His Field Commander, General Richard O Connor, Who Routed Marshal Rodolfo Graziani S Italian Forces, Took Thousands Of Prisoners, And Pushed The Italians Back Hundreds Of Miles The Exhilarating And Essential Victory Was Short Lived, Lasting Only A Few Months Until Erwin Rommel And His Afrika Korps Entered The Conflict In Early 1941.
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- The Crucible of War
- Barrie Pitt
- 19 September 2019 Barrie Pitt