Allan Mallinson

A spectacular faller in the Benghazi stakes

A review of 'Strafer': The Desert General by N.S. Nash. General W.H.E. Gott knew how to beat Rommel – but he didn't live to prove it

A German soldier in the Western Desert in 1942 scans the horizon for enemy movements [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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