1st ed., 1969. Xiv + 325 pp., photo-plates + 13 maps, incl. 3 fldg. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. The Anglo-American landings in north-west Africa ' Operation Torch ' which were effected in November 1942, set in train a highly complicated sequence of politico-military events. The importance of this book is that the author explains, as never before, the significance of this interweaving. Tunisia was the scene of some vital campaigns during World War II since it was the key to southern Europe so Hitler made it a priority. The author studied all the main battlefields on the spot ' names like Longstop Hill, Kasserine, Medenine, the Mareth Line ' and he interrogated many of the commanders involved to produce this engaging account of the struggles there during 1942-1943. Well illustrated with photograph plates and maps, of which three are folding.