Desert Warfare

From its Roman Orgins to the Gulf Conflict

Lord Carver, Bryan Perrett

* Re-issue of an esteemed piece of work, initially published in 1988 by Patrick Stephens Limited.

* Extensively illustrated throughout, it offers a comprehensive and entertaining history of desert warfare from the Roman era to the 1980s.

* Skilfully evokes a real sense of the desert landscapes that have played host to such an array of military en
Date Published :
February 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
b&w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473847453
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.69 X 6.8 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Approximately one-fifth of the earth's surface consists of desert, and throughout history these arid regions have witnessed some of the world's most decisive battles. Here, Bryan Perrett gives an absorbing account of desert conflicts from the first century BC to more contemporary conflicts such as those in Iran and Iraq. As he demonstrates, acclimatization and familiarization with the day-to-day problems of desert life are vital not only to teach troops how to protect themselves and their equipment, but also to bring them to terms with the harsh environment. The desert does not compromise, and battles fought there result in total victory or total defeat, often at horrific cost.

Initially released in 1988 by Patrick Stephens Limited, this re-issue marks a determination on the author's and the publisher's part to keep an esteemed publication in print.

About The Author
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Bryan Perrett was educated at Liverpool College. He served in the Royal Tank Regiment and was awarded the Territorial Decoration. A professional military historian for many years, his books include A History of the Blitzkrieg and Knights of the Black Cross: Hitler's Panzerwaffe and its Leaders. His treatise Desert Warfare was widely consulted during the Gulf War. His most recent works, including Last Stand!, At All Costs! and Against all Odds! examine aspects of motivation. During the Falklands and Gulf Wars, Bryan Perrett served as Defense Correspondent to the Liverpool Echo. He is the author of The Hunters and the Hunted (2012), Why the Germans Lost (2013) and Why the Japanese Lost (2014), all published by Pen and Sword Books.

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