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Glory Thrown In
11 Dec 2015 * EBOOK * £4.49 * 9781784975760

The bestselling story of an Australian infantry unit and their battle against the Germans in the North African desert during WWII.

Fiction / FJMS (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 304 pages
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Glory Thrown Inby Eric Lambert

THE NORTH AFRICAN DESERT: WORLD WAR II.

They were men afraid. men desperate. Patient. Exhausted. Half mad. They were the remnants of the Fifty-Fifth.

The Germans thought that Egypt was theirs. All that stood in their way was the exhausted Eighth Army huddled in the gap between the Quattara Depression and the Mediterranean. But just before Montgomery's immortal attack at Alamein, an Australian infantry battalion was ordered into an action that would ordinarily have been given to a brigade.

The Fifty-Fifth Division were thrown in to lure German tanks away from the fighting that would result in the successful Allied campaign ending in the Battle of El Alamein.

A fast-paced tale that takes us into the seedy depths of war-torn Cairo, this powerful novel tells the story of the doomed Fifty-Fifth, a battalion so severely mauled, they were virtually extinct.

 
Eric Lambert was a bestselling Australian novelist and journalist. He reported on the 1956 Hungarian uprising for The Daily Telegraph, wrote seventeen novels under his own name, and as 'D. Brennan' retold film stories.

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