Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

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Marcus
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Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by Marcus » 09 Jul 2008 20:32

A review of "Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941" by Cédric Mas has been added to the site.
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=9356


btw. The idea with these threads are to encourage discussions on the books reviewed so they can be an addition to the reviews on the site.

/Marcus

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Re: Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by David W » 10 Jul 2008 00:51

This book is well worth getting, even if like me, you can't read French!
The photos & Illustrations are excellent & worth the price alone.
A re-print in English would be bound to far outsell the original, on both sides of the Atlantic! So come on Cedric, what are you waiting for!
As I understand, Volume II (1942)has been unexpectedly delayed, but should none the less be out soon(ish).

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Re: Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by 13emeDBLE » 10 Jul 2008 14:01

Thanks Marcus and Andreas for this review and support.

I have one sad news but two good ones :

First , this booklet (in fact a "special issue" of a french magazine, but with more than 130 pages) is now sold out (some issue may be found at ebay.fr sometimes but at a higher price than brand new one.

It was a "first try", far from perfect. But I enjoyed work on it with the "Batailles & Blindés" french magazine team.

Here is the Website of the french review :
http://www.batailles-blindes.com/

and the Webpage on this first volume :
http://www.batailles-blindes.com/afrikakorps.htm

But the good news are :

- the second volume (on 1942's campaigns in North Africa) will be available in the next few days, with more than 146 pages and more than 210 pictures, mostly unpublished (taken from my own collection, and from others private collections). We improved the maps and some others things, but it is also unperfect as it is too small to put everything on it !

- and the last good news : an english version is planned (for the beginning of 2009 or sooner) : a book with the two volumes (1941, reviewed by Andreas, and the next 1942 published in july 2008) with a lot of others pictures, maps, annexes, datas...

Hope you will enjoy it !

Of course I will keep you in touch with such project.

Regards,

CM

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Re: Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by David W » 10 Jul 2008 15:09

EXCELLENT NEWS CM!

I hope you will soon be a rich man! :wink: :D

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Re: Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by 13emeDBLE » 11 Jul 2008 12:57

Thanks for god, it is not for money that I am doing this ! :D

It is not a good business to become riche :lol:

We are thinking about a "companion book" for this book as we are afraid not to have place for all informations and pictures...

I don't know if it is a good idea (I have the "companion book" of GLANTZ), as It is not usual...

Regards,

CM

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Re: Review: Afrika Korps Tome 1, 1941

Post by 13emeDBLE » 29 Jul 2008 20:32

here is the second volume, dealing with the 1942's campaign.

146 pages, more than 180 pictures mostly unpublished and a bunch of maps.

Chapter 1 : the second counter-offensive of Rommel (december 41 - april 42)
Chapter 2 : the battle of Gazala and the fall of Tobruk (may- june 42)
Chapter 3 : the pursuit in Egypt, battle of Matruh and first battles at El Alamein (june - july 42)
Chapter 4 : the lull, the last gamble of Rommel (Alam el Hafla) and the defeat (august - december 42).

With always some general questions on these campaigns...

Hope you will enjoy reading this Special Issue (despite it is in french), we'd try to improve the work since the first volume, taking care of all remarks, but of course it is far from perfect.

I am now deeply involved on the third volume (1943 Tunisia).

here is the Couv' :

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regards,

CM

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