Images of War, Air War Over North Africa, USAAF Ascendant, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

The Images of War series is deservedly popular with its outstanding photo selections at remarkably low prices This new addition covers one part of the North African campaigns, where the USAAF were a critical part in the landings in the western area of North Africa – Most Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Images of War, Air War Over North Africa, USAAF Ascendant, Rare 
Photographs From Wartime Archives
FILE: R3067
AUTHOR: David Mitchelhill Green
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £15.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, North Africa, 
tactical air force, heavy bombers, medium bombers, light bombers, fighters, fighter-
bombers, USAAF

ISBN: 1-47388-179-X

PAGES: 224
IMAGE: B3067.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The Images of War series is deservedly popular with its outstanding 
photo selections at remarkably low prices This new addition covers one part of the 
North African campaigns, where the USAAF were a critical part in the landings 
in the western area of North Africa – Most Highly Recommended.

The North African Theatre of War fell into three parts. Part One saw the British and 
Commonwealth forces resisting and overcoming a numerically superior Italian army 
and making very effective use of obsolescent aircraft at a time when Britain was 
battling for survival. In driving the Italians back, the British maintained their control 
of the essential Suez Canal that was the lifeline of Empire, but also forced Hitler to 
send in German troops to prop up his Italian Allies.

The Second Part saw the Afrika Korps initially successful in driving the British back 
to Egypt but failing to reach the Suez Canal. As British lines of communications 
shortened and modern equipment started to arrive in volume, particularly in terms of 
armoured vehicles from the US and aircraft from Britain, Malta held out, serving as a 
base for aircraft, fast patrol boats and submarines, cutting the Germans supply lines 
by sea from Italy to North Africa. This enabled British and Commonwealth troops to 
drive the Germans back westward. RAF bombers and fighters caused significant 
damage to the retreating Germans.

Part Three saw the Anglo-American landings in Tunisia and the arrival of a USAAF 
air fleet that included long range heavy bombers. These proved essential during the 
drive eastward to link up with the rapidly advancing British and Commonwealth 
troops and their air cover.

The North African Campaign was concluded with the surrender of surviving German 
and Italian forces, but then became a base from which to launch air raids against 
Sicily and Italy, prior to invasion.
 
This book tells the story of the USAAF contribution to success in North Africa and 
then to taking the battle into Southern Europe from their North African bases.