Blitzkrieg: The Balkans and North Africa, 1941-1942, Will Fowler

Blitzkrieg: The Balkans and North Africa, 1941-1942, Will Fowler

Blitzkrieg 4

This is part four of a series looking at the Second World War campaigns of the German Army. In this volume Fowler looks at the campaigns in the Balkans - the invasions of Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete and the first year of the German intervention in North Africa, from the arrival of the first German troops in February 1941 up to late October 1942 and the eve of the battle of El Alamein.

Despite the overall theme of the series, these are well balanced books, looking at the fighting from both sides. The book is very well illustrated, with a good selection of maps. Fowler also provides a series of sidebars on the equipment in use, again demonstrating an admirable sense of balance, providing more short pieces on Allied equipment than on German. There is also a nice section on the birth of the SAS and its early missions in the desert.

This book provides a good overview of the fighting in the Balkans and the early generally successful German campaigns in North Africa.

Author: Will Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 96
Publisher: Ian Allan
Year: 2003

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