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by Edward L. Bimberg

Download Mountain Warriors: Moroccan Goums in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series) eBook
ISBN:
0811734617
Author:
Edward L. Bimberg
Category:
Military
Language:
English
Publisher:
Stackpole Books; First edition (March 10, 2008)
Pages:
224 pages
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Edward L. Bimberg, a veteran of World War II, worked as an advertising copywriter and freelance writer on military subjects. Bimberg has written a concise overview of France's Moroccan colonial troops in WW2.

Edward L. He is also the author of Tricolor over the Sahara (9780313316548). Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Stackpole Books (April 10, 2008).

Mountain Warriors book. He is also the author of Tricolor over the Sahara (978-0-3133-1654-8). He lives in New Jersey. -The Journal of Military History.

Part of the Stackpole Military History Series). by Edward L. Bimberg. Vivid tales of the Goums in action Recounts their tactics and traditions Author served alongside the Goums during the war Recruited from the Atlas Mountains in Africa, the Moroccan Goums were the knife-wielding irregular troops who distinguished themselves in tenacious fighting in Tunisia, Italy, France, and Germany during World War II, terrifying the enemy with their ferocity and odd appearance in traditional.

Bimberg provides a military history of the Moroccan Goums, the knife-wielding irregular troops who distinguished themselves, fighting under French command in Tunisia, Italy, France and Germany during World War II. Recruited from the hill tribes of Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Recruited from the hill tribes of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, the Goums were garbed throughout the war in the traditional djellaba of their homeland and were armed with long sharp knives, in addition to rifles, machine-guns and mortars. They terrified the enemy not only by their ferocity, but by their odd appearance.

Coast Watching in World War II. Colossal Cracks. A Dangerous Assignment. Mechanized Juggernaut or Military Anachronism? Messerschmitts over Sicily. Michael Wittmann, Vol. 1. 2. Mountain Warriors.

The Moroccan Goums: Tribal Warriors in a Modern War (Contributions in Military Studies). The Moroccan Goums: Tribal Warriors in a Modern War (Contributions in Military Studies). Download (pdf, 949 Kb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

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Bimberg provides a military history of the Moroccan Goums, the knife-wielding irregular troops who distinguished themselves, fighting under French command in Tunisia, Italy, France, and Germany during World War II. Recruited from the hill tribes of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, the Goums were garbed throughout the war in the traditional "djellaba" of their homeland and were armed with long sharp knives, in addition to rifles, machine-guns and mortars.

Stackpole Military History Series by Stackpole Books. 6 September 2012 ·. Normandy - This is an AVRE (Armored Vehicle Royal Engineers) located at Grey-sur-Mer which is just behind Courseulles-sur-Mer and Juno Beach.

Vivid tales of the Goums in action Recounts their tactics and traditions Author served alongside the Goums during the war

Recruited from the Atlas Mountains in Africa, the Moroccan Goums were the knife-wielding irregular troops who distinguished themselves in tenacious fighting in Tunisia, Italy, France, and Germany during World War II, terrifying the enemy with their ferocity and odd appearance in traditional garb. Because of their skills in mountain warfare, General Patton specifically requested their participation in the campaign for Sicily, and they fought brilliantly in this and many other key campaigns.

  • Cezel
Bimberg has written a concise overview of France's Moroccan colonial troops in WW2. This is a historical narrative that reviews how the Goums were created as a colonial force to pacify the mountain tribes of Morocco, and then, out of necessity, were retrained and equipped to fight against Axis forces in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.

What makes the book interesting is that it covers a little-known force that fought for France and that was able to use its irregular fighting skills to great success in mountainous terrain. Although when used as a conventional force in conventional terrain it fared poorly, allied decision makers recognized the Goums strengths and the troops often were able to infiltrate and out flank their German enemy through difficult terrain, or terrain that was thought of as impassable.

The only drawback to the book is that it is really an overview. It doesn't discuss the Goums' tactical battles in any conventional sense, nor did the author access first person accounts to flesh out his account. Having said that it does a good job of following how the Goums were used within the larger operational context of the allied advances in Italy and France. Definitely worth a read as long as you recognize this is an overview.
  • JoJogar
I love this book. Started reading as soon as I received it. One of my favorites.
  • Agalen
Good book on a little known subject.
  • Ungall
Moroccan Goums were the knife-wielding irregular troops who fought for the French Colonial Army in Africa. They distinguished Tunisia, Italy, France, and Germany during World War II, they wore there traditional dress. Because of their skills in mountain warfare was unequalled.

This is an excellent book and most enjoyable on a subject not covered in depth by other authors who just mention them or give on a brief paragraph in there books.
  • Vuzahn
A tidy book about a little known band of mountain troops from the rugged Atlas range. It won't knock your socks off, but a good gift for a person interested in that period of history.