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The Resource Combat and morale in the North African campaign : the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein, Jonathan Fennell, (electronic resource)

Combat and morale in the North African campaign : the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein, Jonathan Fennell, (electronic resource)

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Combat and morale in the North African campaign : the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein
Title
Combat and morale in the North African campaign
Title remainder
the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Fennell
Title variation
Combat & Morale in the North African Campaign
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Military professionals and theorists have long understood the relevance of morale in war. Montgomery, the victor at El Alamein, said, following the battle, that 'the more fighting I see, the more I am convinced that the big thing in war is morale'. Jonathan Fennell, in examining the North African campaign through the lens of morale, challenges conventional explanations for Allied success in one of the most important and controversial campaigns in British and Commonwealth history. He introduces new sources, notably censorship summaries of soldiers' mail, and an innovative methodology that assesses troop morale not only on the evidence of personal observations and official reports but also on contemporaneously recorded rates of psychological breakdown, sickness, desertion and surrender. He shows for the first time that a major morale crisis and stunning recovery decisively affected Eighth Army's performance during the critical battles on the Gazala and El Alamein lines in 1942.--
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1979-
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Fennell, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge military histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Morale
  • Combat
  • Psychology, Military
Label
Combat and morale in the North African campaign : the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein, Jonathan Fennell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921513
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Morale crisis and recovery; 2. Technology, firepower and morale; 3. Quality of manpower and morale; 4. Environment, provisions and morale; 5. Welfare, education and morale; 6. Leadership, command and morale; 7. Training and morale; 8. In search of a theory to explain combat morale in the desert; Conclusion
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CR9780511921513
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107681651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712620662
Label
Combat and morale in the North African campaign : the Eighth Army and the path to El Alamein, Jonathan Fennell, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921513
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Morale crisis and recovery; 2. Technology, firepower and morale; 3. Quality of manpower and morale; 4. Environment, provisions and morale; 5. Welfare, education and morale; 6. Leadership, command and morale; 7. Training and morale; 8. In search of a theory to explain combat morale in the desert; Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511921513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107681651
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)712620662

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