Blood, Oil, and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941

Blood, Oil, and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941

In spring 1941, with the Allies on their heels on all fronts of WWII, a pro-German faction of Iraqi officers offered that country?s vast oil supply to Hitler in exchange for helping it take over Iraq. That oil supply was sufficient to provide for all the needs of the seemingly unstoppable Axis war machine. On top of that, the Vichy French overlords of neighboring Syria agr In spring 1941, with the Allies on their heels on all fronts of WWII, a pro-German faction of Iraqi officers offered th...

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Title:Blood, Oil, and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941
Author:John Broich
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Genres:History
ISBN:1468313991
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

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  • William  Shep
    Oct 10, 2019
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    Feb 17, 2019
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  • Randall Harrison
    Oct 02, 2019
    This a very detailed, informative, interesting story about a thin slice of WW II history that is probably not familiar to many. I knew the general outline of this theater of operations in WW II, mostly through reading about ANZAC and Indian army activities during the war. Broich fills ...
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    Feb 17, 2019
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    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Mark Levandoski
    Jul 25, 2019
    Interesting blend of the telling of the strategic and personal stories related to the mid-east conflict early WW2. You will have a familiarity with most locations as they are prominent in current activities of history. ...
  • Zeb Kantrowitz
    May 02, 2019
    Once the Axis had conquered most of Europe including Greece and Crete, and in North Africa was approaching the Suez Canal, Nazi eyes turned towards the oil fields in Iraq and Iran. With control of the Levant, the Nazis could attack the Canal from both sides, and up into Russia to captu...
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    Feb 17, 2019
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    Jun 27, 2019
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    May 15, 2019
    It was ok not great but ok ...
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    Aug 31, 2019
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  • munkchip
    May 30, 2019
    This book is more about men and battles than the politics of the greater war; it provides a fascinating portrayal of the time and place, but largely neglects the behind-the-scenes aspects of the war. However, it was a good enough, and documented enough, book of the war on the ground an...
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    Oct 20, 2019
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    Feb 17, 2019
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  • Joe Smith
    Nov 05, 2019
    There are some interesting portions of this book, especially re British military activities in Iraq & the Levant early in WW2. But overall, not a great book. Worth a read if you're a WW2 buff like me. ...
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