El Alamein 1942

El Alamein 1942

The Turning of the Tide

Campaign 158
  • Author: Ken Ford
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 158
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841768670
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The battle of El Alamein marked the turning point in Britain's fortunes in the Second World War. 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.

Biographical Note

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost thirty years in the telecommunications industry. He now spends his time as an author and a bookseller specialising in books on military history. He has written a number of books on World War II subjects. Ken now lives in Southampton.Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey, including Campaign 69: ‘Nagashino 1575' and Campaign 72: ‘Jutland 1916'. Howard lives and works in Kent.

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

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