Events for Wednesday 23rd October 2013
On This Day in History
Second Battle of El Alamein23rd October 1942
At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begin a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt, never to return.
(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.