Despatches in this volume include the despatch on the campaign from Alamein to Tunis, by Field Marshal the Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces North Africa; despatch on operations in the Western Desert December 1940 to February 1941, by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, Commander-in-Chief British Land Forces, Middle East; despatch on Operation Torch, the landings in North Africa, by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham; the despatch on the control of Sicilian Straits during final stages of North African Campaign by Admiral Cunningham; and the despatch on operations in North Africa November 1942 to May 1943, by Lieutenant-General K.A.N. Anderson, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 1st Army. This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.
Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical. John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.