Panzers in the Desert: A Selection of German Wartime Photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz - Bruce QuarrieCambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a touch worn at the edges, sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels with the price clipped. The contents complete, clean and tight.
Number 1 in the series. Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (1); Appendix;
From the cover: “This is the first title in a new and unique series of books which shows, through words and photographs, the significant events of World War 2 from the German viewpoint. Drawing exclusively on German wartime photo archives, it shows the men and machines of Rommel’s famous Afrika Korps from their arrival in the Western Desert to final defeat in Tunisia, as recorded on the spot by official Wehrmacht war correspondents. The photographs have been specially selected for freshness and quality, as well as rarity value and interest, and the result is an unparalleled portrayal of the Afrika Korps in action. The book includes several especially interesting photographs of StuG III assault guns and Tiger tanks alongside the more commonplace PzKpfw Us, Ills and IVs. In addition there is an introduction by well-known military and war gaming author Bruce Quarrie which outlines the course of the campaign, the vehicles and weapons used and the uniforms worn. There is also a campaign map and appendices listing Order of Battle, etc. The result is a book which anyone interested in the North African campaign of 1940 to 1943 will welcome with delight and the first in a series which will build into a useful reference library on all aspects of the war.”