Commonwealth War Graves Commission guide to the WWII North African campaign

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The latest in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s neat series of background studies covers the North African campaign of World War Two.

A surprisingly complex story of offensive and counter offensive is succinctly explained in this micorsite, which includes historical campaign narratives and incisive background features ranging from an examination of the role of camouflage to the wonders of Eighth Army slang. An image library and campaign map finish off a guide to an eventual Allied victory, which Churchill enigmatically described as the “end of the beginning” of World War Two.

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