Rommel just escaped total defeat during Operation Crusader in 1941. After came the defeat in the Battle of Gazala and the fall of Tobruk in 1942. Finally, the allied victory in El Alamein at the end of 1942. You can watch a lot of tanks: Crusaders, Grants, Shermans... a lot of Allied and Axis...read more

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Somewhere North Africa, officer and soldier Durham Light Infantry pose for the cameras after the capture of a large group of Italian soldiers.

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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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A small pamphlet, one of a series on Indian Infantry Divisions that fought World War II and published by the War Department, Govt of India (before the British gave independence to India in 1947). Anonymously authored.

The Division came into this war along the most ancient rivers of...read more

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Two historians visit the scene of one of the great Australian battles of the Second World War.

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