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El Alamein John Sadler

El Alamein von John Sadler

El Alamein John Sadler


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Zusammenfassung

The epic battle in Egypt between the Axis forces led by Rommel 'the Desert Fox' and Britain's 'Desert Rats'.

El Alamein Zusammenfassung

El Alamein: The Story of the Battle in the Words of the Soldiers John Sadler

The epic battle in Egypt between the Axis forces led by Rommel 'the Desert Fox' and Britain's 'Desert Rats'. The battle of El Alamein, which began on 23 October 1942 heralded a decisive shift in Allied fortunes, not just in the Western Desert but in relation to the whole course of the war. Churchill described the battle as 'Not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning'. Not only did the battle create the conditions which led to the final Allied victory in North Africa but it pitted the two most charismatic opposing generals Bernard Montgomery 'Monty' against Erwin Rommel 'The Desert Fox' against each other in a decisive and epic encounter. El Alamein 1942 is a day to day narrative of the fighting whilst also building up a coherent picture of the overall strategic position. John Sadler shows how the conflict unfolded from the perspective of the actual combatants, the effectiveness of weapons and tactics, and the nature and importance of ground. This was the battle that defined both the Afrika Corps and the British 8th Army, the legendary 'Desert Rats'. Hitler's fanatic insistence that his forces should not cede ground, caused the destruction of a significant part of Rommel's army. El Alamein, like Stalingrad, marks the end of the opening phase of Axis victories and sweeping gains and ushered in the slow but inexorable drive to final Allied triumph.

Über John Sadler

John Sadler has had a lifelong interest in military history. He now combines writing with lecturing in History at Newcastle University and working as a battlefield tour guide, living history interpreter, and heritage consultant. He is a keen re-enactor and a long time member of the Sealed Knot Society. He is the author of more than 40 books. He lives in mid-Northumberland.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. 'Compass': June 1940 - March 1941 2. A New Thermopylae: March 1941 - May 1941 3. 'Brevity' & 'Battleaxe': May 1941 - July 1941 4. 'Crusader': August 1941 - January 1942 5. 'Msus Stakes' & 'Gazala Gallop': January 1942- June 1942 6. Mersah Matruh & First El Alamein: June 1942 - August 1942 7. Alam Halfa: August 1942 - September 1942 8. Prelude: September 1942 - October 1942 9. Break-in: 23 October 1942 - 24 October 1942 10. 'Crumbling': 25 October 1942 - 28 October 1942 11. 'Supercharge': 29 October 1942 - 3 November 1942 12. Break-out: 4 November 1942 - 23 January 1943 13. 'Torch' to Tunis: January 1942 - May 1943 Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations Index

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR004311059
9781848681019
1848681011
El Alamein: The Story of the Battle in the Words of the Soldiers John Sadler
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
Amberley Publishing
20100815
336
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