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James Colvin

James Colvin has had a lifelong interest in the Desert War because several family members and friends were involved in it. Like most war veterans, they found it difficult to talk of their experiences to those who had not shared them, and he was often intrigued by the contradictions and omissions in their related accounts. Thus Eighth Army Versus Rommel emerged from his considered attempts to solve some of these puzzles. James earned a history degree from Bristol University and, following a business career, embarked on a research degree in military history at the University of Buckingham. In addition to service with the Territorial Army's 44th Parachute Brigade, James has contributed to the History Network's World War II Podcast and published an article on Eighth Army operations in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. This volume is his first full-length work.


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