From: Denver Colorado
Thank You for your reply and recommendation, I will purchase Desert War!
Edit: Just purchased and downloaded. Gents - I know that Desert War is a good game; Admiral3's recommendation, from his perspective as a professional military Man, was the final touch.
Admiral3, after 10 years of service in the USN, and another 10.5 in the USMC, I also am fortunate to have collected books over the years and blessed to have a small library.
Your reference to your library caused me to think of books that I have on Italy's involvement in World Wars one and two. Here are several books, that I can immediately recall:
> "Submarines of World War two;" Eminio Bagnasco. An excellent reference on the various navy's submarine classes and design.
> "Mussolini and His Generals;" John Gooch. I have not yet read this one.
> "A Soldier of the Southern Front;" Emilio Lussu, Kindle. His experiences on the Isonzo front, WW1; considered a classic. Admiral3, I would be interested in your thoughts, if you have read this book.
> "British Battle Tanks: World War 1 to 1939;" David Fletcher, Kindle. Absolutely outstanding and very detailed; if you want to know how tank design first started and it's evolution because of combat experience, this is the book to read.
> "British Battle Tanks: British - made tanks of World War II;" David Fletcher, Kindle. This is next on my read list and very germane to Desert War.
> "The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War;" Peter Hart, Kindle. Just finished reading; an excellent, thorough and very readable treatment of combat in the major theaters of the war. Admiral3- Mr. Hart covers, in detail, Italy's political struggle as to which course to take; and side to join.
> "Pandora's Box;" Leonhard Jorn, Kindle. Released in 2018, this is a German Historian's perspective on the First World War. I read it along with Peter Hart's "The First World War;" Mr. Leonhard covers a wider view - military operations plus the political, social, economic factors and their effects on each of the combatants.
> "The Desert Generals;" Correlli Barnett. "A brilliant picture of the leading personalities in the North African campaign from start to finish, and of their performance - vividly written and intensely interesting." Liddell Hart. End Quote. I would highly recommend this book, it delivers as stated. I have an original 1960 (very battered!) paperback copy; just bought and downloaded from Kindle.
I have numerous books on tank design and operations. I am currently focused on World War One.
> When I had to take a brief break from the First World War: "Afgansty: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979- 89;" Rodric Braithwaite, Kindle. A very scholarly treatment of the subject; Mr. Braithwaite covers all aspects of the war, including combat, social and political effects.
Gents - I do not mean to hijack this thread, and will start a new thread in this forum if appropriate.
Thank You all for you patience and consideration.
Should any Forum Members have any reading recommendations, please let me know.
Edit: Mr. Kelly, I just read your very informative "Interview with the Dev's" post and am not surprised to see that you have read "Desert Generals." There is absolutely no doubt that you and your Team have done your research; I will learn much from the game and data included. My respect to you and your Team, Sir.
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