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El Alamein 1942 (Reprint) (Paperback) (Pier Paolo Battistelli)

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The Second Battle of El Alamein was one of the most decisive Allied victories of the Second World War.The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War.El Alamein saw two of the greatest generals of the war pitted against each other: Rommel and Montgomery. Through key profiles and a chapter devoted to “The Armies,”El Alamein 1942 explores what made these men inspired leaders and what led to their respective defeat and victory.Montgomery’s success ensured that the Axis army was unable to occupy Egypt and therefore gain control of the Suez Canal or the Middle Eastern oil fields, thereby preventing a major source of income and power coming to them. The background and impact of the battle are explored in separate chapters, offering the reader clear insight into why what happened in this remote part Egypt was so central to the Allied cause. Through quotes and maps, the text explores the unfolding action of the battle and puts the reader on the front line. If you truly want to understand what happened and why — read the Battle Story.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Africa / North, Modern / 20th Century
Series Title: Battle Story
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 50811438
UPC: 9781459734111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-9373

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