Jump to content

We Need Your Help - Become a Site Supporter

For 16 years we've been delivering WWII discussion and research, help support our efforts for the next 16 years. Become a WW2 Forums Patron!

- - - - -

Reading recommendations

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 brkeseel



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts

Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:01 AM

Overall best, most comprehensive, and scholarly respectable book on the North African Campaign from the German perspective (or overview of both German and Allied)? Preferably something that details the military engagements in precise detail.



#2 lwd



  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,249 posts
  • LocationMichigan

Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:58 PM

Perhaps not what you are looking for but the related chapters in :


May have significant merit.  The site above looks a bit flaky though.  Google or Amazon or somewhere else may be safer.

#3 sapper


    British Normandy Veteran, Royal Engineers

  • WWII VeteranWWII Veteran
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 732 posts

Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

The book that this old Sapper wrote  Cameos of War,SWord beach. Pegasus.  KIlling ground. Caen. Goodwood.Vire. Falaise.The great Swan Belgium. Brussels Nijmegen. Holland. Operation aintree....All in aid of BLESMA and Julias house  Cost £11 PM me.

#4 Smiley 2.0

Smiley 2.0


  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,434 posts
  • LocationThe Land of the Noble Steed

Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

Stackpole Military History Series has a book on the Afrika Korps called Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps by Samuel W. Mitcham. That could be a place to start.


                                                                                                                                Edward J. Geiser (1920-2016)


                                                                                                                                      :poppy:  :poppy:  :poppy:  :poppy:  :poppy:  :poppy:



"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."


-Albert Pike

#5 David.W



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts

Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:56 AM

For the siege of Tobruk.


Tobruk  Frank Harrison.

#6 punchcardRay



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
  • LocationThomaston, Maine USA

Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:36 PM


I am within 30 pages of the end of 

An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa (1942-1943) (The Liberation Trilogy)

by Rick Atkinson and I am willing to recommend it highly. There are lots of maps and detail in the 500 page book. 

I am about to buy the second in his series which is the battles in Italy. 

You can get this book form amazon used for $0.41 plus 3.99 shipping - a great deal.

There are also WWII maps you can download free from West Point which will help if get a book by a different author, but the Atkinson book has plenty of maps, and lots of detail. 

Good luck



#7 TiredOldSoldier



  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,204 posts

Posted 11 August 2015 - 01:03 PM

If you are looking for the "axis side" what about the official four volume history of the North Africa war by the historical office of the Italian army? unfortunately not available in English but definitely scholarly and detailed and with plenty of good maps.


On the "more manageable" side I enjoyed "with Rommel in the desert"   by Heinz Werner Schmidt a lot as a kid and it's still a interesting book 40+ years later.

Truth is the first victim of conflict

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users