#WavellReviews “Eighth Army versus Rommel” by James Colvin

The events in the desert from March 1941 to September 1942 have a wider significance, as they are probably one of the best examples of a command structure failure during a battle.  Mr. Colvin’s book helps us to understand the reasons for this meltdown, and should therefore be required reading for contemporary commanders and staff officers; most importantly those who think that tribalism doesn’t affect them or their decisions.