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.
This Day's Events
JULY MILITARY PAGEANTStarts: Sun 1st July
Ends: Sun 1st July
Price: Adult £15/£20, Children FREE
Tel: +44 (0)1767 627927
Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, BedfordshireMilitary Pageant Air Show 1st July 2012
Adult £20 online in advance £25 on the day at the gate.
Adult Ticket Price: £20.00
Child Ticket Price: £FREE