Praise for Meeting the Fox Orr Kelly has dramatically brought to life the desert war bymasterfully weaving the view of higher headquarters with the pathosof the foxhole. Meeting the Fox takes the reader on a grippingjourney from North Africa's beaches and drop zones, the practicallyforgotten disaster at Sidi bou Zid, to the final battles inTunisia. Meeting the Fox is destined to rank among the bestnarrative histories on the American experience in NorthAfrica. Patrick O'Donnell, author of Beyond Valor and Into the RisingSun An almost bullet-by-bullet, shell-by-shell account, Meeting theFox offers riveting personal experiences from those who fought theAxis forces during the desperate campaign for North Africa. Gerald Astor, historian and author of A Blood-Dimmed Tide and TheGreatest War, Vols. IIII As their unproven commanders struggled to match wits with the wilyDesert Fox, 100,000 poorly equipped, undertrained, andinexperienced GIs battled their way across North Africa. Hobbled byinferior weaponry and an inexperienced officer corps, these greenbut courageous citizen soldiers clashed head-on with the fabledGerman Afrika Korps and its legendary commander, Erwin Rommel.Meeting the Fox tells the unforgettable tale of the men whotransformed themselves, in the heat of battle, from a poorlyorganized army of convenience into a relentless and unstoppablefighting force.
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