Free E–pub [Alamein The Turning Point of World War Two] BY Iain Gale
Iain Gale È 2 Read & downloadThis is one of the best historical fiction novels I ve read yet it follows very closely to actual events as they happened merely fictionalising the unknown to ortray events in a gripping manner It covers 13 days being the day before and the 12 days of the battle of El Alamein which is regarded as the turning oint in world war 2 when Germany went from being on the offensive to being on the defensive It is the 12 days which caused the beginning of the collapse of Germany s Afrika Corps Panzerarmee Afrika The
book really ortrays the sheer brutality and randomness death during battle inreally ortrays sheer brutality and randomness of death during battle in gritty and vivid manner Well
WORTH A LOOK FOR SOMEONE LOOKINGa look for someone looking learn a bit about history but struggles with non fiction as well as those looking for a good war based novel A lucid and even handed fictionalised ortrayal of one of the great turning Putting Others First point battles of World War Two All the main comba Listened to the audiobook Well read and a good blend of fiction and factStirring stuff and worth a listen This book is a fictional novel heavily based on the true story of the 2nd battle of El Alamein The novel follows circa 6oint of view characters one of them fictional the rest of them very real The Radical Ecology of the Shelleys peopleThe accounts of the war the waiting the terror senseless destruction and the differences between the two sides is very well done and gives great historical info for history buffs Its a great way to get a good feel for one of the turningoints of the second world warMy only criticism is if read like a novel then there are many internal reflection moments that are almost chucked in so the auth. Superb war novelist Iain Gale moves into the twentieth century and World War Two telling the story of the eleven days that would change the course of historyThere are some battles that change the course of history Alamein is one of thoseIn October 1942 Britain and its allies were in trouble Germany and its Axis Steelheart (The Reckoners, partners were winning ground in Europe in Russia in the Atlantic and they wereoised to take the Suez Canal Or makes sure he ticks off motivationsreasons for certain actions This happens in articular with General Montgomery who had a disconnect between Ego and ID and the author obviously felt like he needed to make sure this was clear to the reader These bits aside however it was a really great read If history war or even desert life is of interest to you then I recommend you read this book 375Really enjoyed reading this one A well written unbiased easy read Beginning sets the scene and introduces the characters then all hell breaks lose so to speak Pretty
Graphic Scenes Of Battlescenes of battle killing and I definitely did feel for the characters Great novel based on fact Disappointing Lots of gore but didn t develop any sympathy for the characters and the retelling of the battle was confusing and I have studied it in the Voyage dans la Haute Egypte past Would not recommend Gale s writing is excellent especially on two scores He is a good storyteller and he has great knowledge of his subject Beyond that he manages torovide an insight into the mindset of the British commander Bernard Law Montgomery without the reader needing a degree in sychoanalysis and the torn allegiances of the German opponent Erwin Rommel by then entering a conspiracy to depose Hitler Beyond Rommel s mental conflict he was suffering what we would now most likely term PTSD to depose Hitler Beyond Rommel s mental conflict he was suffering what we would now most likely term PTSD was a logistical difficulty created by a guerilla campaign in Greece cutting rail lines that supplied essential armaments and fuelThe book is an historic novel of eleven days that greatly turned the war in North Africa El Alamein is just 250km north west of Cairo with Ut it was in this North Africa battle that the stand was made that the tide of World War Two began to turnIt was a battle of strong characters Rommel and Montgomery lead their men through an extraordinary eleven day battle in unforgiving terrain amid the swirling sandstorms and the desert windsIain Gale author of the outstanding historical novel Four Days in June tells this dramatic story through seven dynamic character. ,
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there was little to stop the German capture of the Egyptian capital and all thatwas little to stop the German capture of the Egyptian capital and all that meant to The War Effort For Both Sides Especially war effort for both sides especially to Middle Eastern oilfields Based on these real events the story is told through a variety of eyes five characters are true to life and one retty much a conglomerate fictionalAs one who has read a lot on WW2 including campaigns through the Egyptian and Libyan deserts I found Gale s description of the differences between the two sides interesting and his work a good balance between the terror of war the mind numbing monotony of waiting the convictions of his
disparate characters and the sheer waste that is warI had only one minorcharacters and the sheer waste that is warI had only one minor with El Elamein Gale is Anglo Scottish and has written from that The Comforter perspective It seems aity he doesn t better highlight the crucial effort of the Australian 9th Division At the end of the battle Mountbatten went Wanna Puck? personally to Morshead extending his gratitude for all the Australians did to win the dayOther than that I found it an excellent book and great reading This was ok and it captured something of the essence of the desert war but none of the characters were developed enough to make it really memorable This is definitely than just an action story but doesn t do enough to elevate it to the level of being a great or even a very good war novel Exceedingly gory but well written An enjoyable read with a good use of fiction to demonstrate factual events avoiding the trap of dry recounting of facts like a tick list and the book is a sensible length Definitely worth the read. S many of whom are based on realeople Drawn from both sides of the conflict they include a major from a Scottish brigade a young lieutenant in the thick of the tank battle an Australian sergeant and a charismatic Italian commander of a arachute battalion Through their eyes we see the battle unfold; the strategy the individual actions and skirmishes the fear the determination and the extraordinary courage on both side.