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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 8:52 a.m. PST

Anyone know of any books in English that describes this battle and campaign? I can't find too much. link

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2020 9:54 p.m. PST

This is in French (sorry) but adds a little more detail than the Wikipedia page has:


Bloody Big BATTLES!

agplumer07 Aug 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

The Courier did a multi-part series on the French-Rabih War back in the nineties or early 2000s, I believe. It covered everything a wargamer would need. I have a photocopy packed away somewhere between 2 storage units and my in-laws. We are between houses until November. There also is a book "The Life and Times of Rabih Fadl Allah" by W.K.R. Hallam, 1977. I have read this and it is probably the best English language history available. If yo have access to a university library you may be able to get it through inter-library loan, depending if the libraries are going to be open because of COVID.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2020 10:32 a.m. PST

I found a copy of The life and times but was in Israel and over $100 USD which is too much for me but thanks guys for your help.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2020 5:35 a.m. PST

Great tip AGPLUMER!

Marco, you can get Courier magazine PDFs over on Wargames Vault.

I did a search, and apparently issue #87 has the 1st part of the Rise and fall of Rabih Fadi Allah, and follow-up "African Warlord" articles in #88, & 89.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2020 4:33 p.m. PST

FlyXwire, great find! Once again the wargaming community comes through for a fellow gamer.

Marco56, please let us know if the Courier's have the needed data as I'd order them too if so.


marco56 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

Thank you I will check it out tonight and report back.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Well I bought all 3 issues in PDF format at $3 USD per issue.I also found copies on on ebay that I bought as I can't print them out right now as my printer is messed up.I prefer the real thing to reading them on a computer.Seems to have some data in them.Last issue has OB's for scenerios Thank you FlyXwire for your help and everyonr else too.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2020 8:20 a.m. PST

Marco56, thank you for the update! I will order them as well.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

I saw a couple of books on Lamy but they are in French.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

Even though I got the courier copies in pdf I also got the print copies off of ebay. Give me a physical copy of a book or magazine anytime.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

Douglas Porch's "Conquest of the Sahara" gives a good account of this battle.

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