Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Basil Liddell Hart's book, The Rommel Papers, along with Correli Barnett's Desert Generals, Robert Crisp's Brazen Chariots, with the official histories, are all essential reading about the war in North Africa in 1940-1943. There is the PRO series about the War in the Mediterranean and Middle East, the Australian On to Benghazi, and the South African book Springboks in Armour. I recommend them all. There are many other related books, and I would add the SPI game Campaign for North Africa, designed by Richard Berg. It is not perfect, but it has the best game OOB published (at least that I have seen). Apparently, there are still copies floating around, for sale.