Batsford, 1st ed., 1977. 207 pp., 16 photo-plates + maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. 2 initials penned to f.e.p. (blank) o/w Nr.FINE. From February 1941, when Rommel arrived in Tunisia, the author tells the story of a long succession of engagements between the Desert Rats and the Afrika Korps, fought in the laboratory-like conditions of the Desert. It is a story of sustained bravery on both sides, of high military professionalism on the part of the Germans, and of a too frequent amateurishness on the part of the British which ended only with the arrival of Montgomery. The author writes with gripping authority since he himself fought against the Germans in North Africa.