Desert Danger

Desert Danger

Tim Jackson, North Africa, WWII

Book - 2008
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Tim is living in England during the time of the Blitz when he is called into the military. Because he's worked as a mechanic at his uncle's garage, he does well at mechanical tasks during military training, and is chosen to go to North Africa as a sapper.

His extremely dangerous job is to clear out enemy land mines so the Allied forces can proceed. The problem is that the mined land is right between two battling forces, the British 8th Army and the German army under General Rommel - the dreaded Desert Fox. Rommel believed that his minefields around Alamein were invincible - an area so heavily mined it was called "The Devil's Garden," with over half a million land mines in one section alone.

The sappers' success was crucial in allowing Allied forces to proceed. When they did, Rommel's forces were routed. Rommel later said that the defeat of the German armies by Montgomery's forces resulted in Germany losing the war. Each title in the My Story series takes the reader on an adventure through a pivotal time in history. The books, written in first-person, are both exciting and fast-paced.

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2008, c2005.
ISBN: 9780545994156
Characteristics: 160 p. :,ill., map ;,18 cm.

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chayseb
Jun 30, 2014

world war one took place in north africa. the world war sent manny men to come and proctect there country against the germans.thease men that had procted there country where petey,ginger,tim they defused land mines ( lan dmines are bobs but they are smaller and they dont explode as big) they also had to dig trenches to proctect there army from the germans.

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