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Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, a New Zealand soldier, is often described as the most highly decorated Commonwealth soldier of that war. Why? He was the only one to receive two VCs during the Second World War and the only combat soldier to receive the award twice in the...read more

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Lieutenant-Colonel John William Arthur Stephenson was a British Army officer during Second World War. He was a hero of North Africa Campaign. As a Captain in the Middlesex Regiment, in 1943 he was awarded the DSO for service in Tunisia. However, he was most known to...read more

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Operation Supercharge represents the crucial ‘break in’ battle at El Alamein that triggered the end for Rommel’s forces. The 9th Armoured Brigade was involved in the attack, they starred an heoric charge, few expected their returning. The...read more

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The Afrika Korps was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its...read more

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Throughout the campaign in North Africa, especially during 1941 and 1942, the Mark III was the German Army’s main strike weapon. Fast and manoeuvrable it was well suited to the desert conditions. It could be fitted with either a 37 mm or 50 mm cannon.

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With over 1,000 Allied tanks lining up against their 547 Axis counterparts, World War Two’s Second Battle of El Alamein saw the Germans effectively lose their battle for possession of Egypt and the much-prized Suez Canal. After the First Battle of El Alamein had...read more

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The German 88 mm Flak gun was one of the most famous and feared weapons of the Second World War. Known by its various types as the 8.8 cm Flak 18, 36 or 37, it was designed as an anti-aircraft gun (“Flak” is a contraction of Flugabwehrkanone, meaning “antiaircraft gun”); but it also performed...read more

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El Alamein War Cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,240...(find out more)

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