El Alamein 1942

The Turning of the Tide

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El Alamein 1942

The Turning of the Tide

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The battle of El Alamein marked the turning point in Britain's fortunes in the World War II (1939-1945). There were three separate battles between July and November 1942, all of which were fought to halt the advance of Rommel's army towards the Suez Canal. This final battle at El Alamein, fought in October and November, saw the continuous bombardment of the German line that Rommel was instructed to hold at all costs by Hitler himself. The Allies shattered the German defences, and Rommel led a westward retreat in order to salvage what was left of the Afrika Korps. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the battle that turned the tide in favour of the Allies in Africa.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Orders of Battle/Opposing Plans/First Alamein/Battle of Alam Halfa/El Alamein: The First Phase/El Alamein: The Breakout/The Pursuit/The Battlefield Today

Product details

Published Sep 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768670
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 5 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 158
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Ken Ford


Howard Gerrard


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