Events for Sunday 1st July 2012
On This Day in History
First Battle of El Alamein1st July 1942
The First Battle of El Alamein (1st-27th July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of World War II, fought between Axis forces commanded by Erwin Rommel, and Allied forces commanded by Claude Auchinleck. The battle halted the furthest (and final) advance made by the Axis forces into Egypt, El Alamein being only just over 50 miles from Alexandria.
(Hardback - 240 pages)
by Philip Warner
In July 1942, German and Italian forces seemed to be at the point of sweeping away the remainder of British resistance in the Middle East and triumphantly overrunning Egypt. If this had happened, the disaster for the Allies would have been irretrievable. Instead, Rommel's victorious army was checked on the… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
The Battle of Gettysburg1st July 1863
The 3-day Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point. Union Major General George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North.
Further ReadingDixie Victorious
(Paperback - 272 pages)
by Peter Tsouras
'Solid and provocative.. a series that's a byword among alternate-history fans succeeds in avoiding fantasies and is well up to the very high standard set by earlier entries.' Publishers Weekly
Based on a series of fascinating 'what ifs' posed by leading military historians, this intriguing alternate… Read more...