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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Arthur Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When the Italian dictator Mussolini saw that Hitler was conquering Europe, he decided that he too would have a share of the plunder. He declared war on the Allies, vowed to control the Mediterranean, and with his 300,000 troops stationed in Libya, take Egypt and the Suez Canal. But he knew that this could not be accomplished while the strategic island of Malta remained in Allied hands. For the next two years Malta and its people suffered for almost continuous bombardment, but never gave in.

In North Africa, because of stubborn Allied resistance, the Italian ambitions where not realized and the Germans, led by General Rommel, joined them in campaign. Following months of bitter fighting Rommel's Afrika Corps were only halted just 150 miles from Cario. But after the Allies' victory at El Alamein, General Montgomery's 8th Army drove the Italians and Germans back to Tunisia where, strengthened by the British first army and the U. S. Second corps, the Axis troops were driven from North Africa. This opened the way for the Allies to invade Sicily and eventually the Italian mainland. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 12/7/2013

    " Although important and very personal, I prefer to read a more fluid account using examples of personal accounts rather than it all being told through personal accounts. All should be read in conjunction with one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Louise | 12/26/2012

    " History is so often about the choices made by the "great men" this book reminds us that war involved entire nations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anneleen | 11/4/2012

    " Nederlandse titel: "Vergeten stemmen van de tweede wereldoorlog" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Martha | 8/16/2012

    " An amazing book of World War II made up of the personal experiences of ordinary men and women from around the World- woven together in one book, and very moving. I enjoyed the different voices form all over the world...too often what I get to read is all American! "

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