The Desert Railway by Brendon Judd
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ISBN
9780143019152
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
312
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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The New Zealand Railway Group in North Africa and the Middle East During the Second World War.

This is the untold story of the hundreds of New Zealand railwaymen - shunters, builders, engine drivers, firemen, engineers - who answered the call to construct and operate a railway network in the Western Desert during the Second World War.

Overlooked in other war histories, these men played a significant role in the Allied victory in North Africa. The desert railway became a crucial strategic operation, transporting soldiers, equipment and supplies to the front line, that the Germans were determined to destroy. The various challenges they faced, from relentless bombing, to the dreaded fifty-day-long khamseen winds, to the siege of Tobruk, culminated in the second Battle of El Alamein, during which Field Marshal Montgomery stated, 'Well, now it's the railway versus Rommel.'

'The Desert Railway' is a tribute to the courage and enterprise of these railwaymen who kept the trains running no matter what.
ISBN:
9780143019152
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2007
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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