World War II – Second Battle of El Alamein | Tank Battles

He suffered a head injury when his tank was hit on the opening night of the second battle of Alamein in October 1943, but led his men to safety on foot, genially telling them to follow his steps until he was blown up. A mention in despatches followed.

The 9th Division lines up prior to moving out for the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein.

Then in 1960 the historian Correlli Barnett published ‘The Desert Generals’.In it Barnett argued that Montgomery was not as good as he said he was. He wasactually the victor of the Second Battle of Alamein and had never properly acknowledgedhis debt to Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck who had won the first battleby fighting Rommel to a standstill. It had also been Auchinleck, influenced byhis clever deputy chief-of-staff Major-General ‘Chink’ Dorman-Smith,who had concluded that Rommel’s next thrust would be at the Alam Halfa ridgeand prepared his defences there accordingly. None of this prevented Churchilland Brooke from replacing Auchinleck with Alexander as GOC Middle East.

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PPT – Second Battle of El Alamein PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 11e4fa-MGFjM On the second day of the Second Battle of El Alamein, 24 October, 1942, British tank crews of The Queen’s Bays 2nd Dragoon Guards, 1st Armoured Division, rush to their M4 Shermans.

Fact File : Second Battle of El Alamein

North Africa - SECOND BATTLE OF EL ALAMEIN. Montgomery launches all-out offensive against Axis line in Western Desert - preceded by greatest artillery barrage (900 guns) yet employed in the Campaign.
Masterly camouflage operations organized by Lt.-Col. Barkas (involving use of many dummy tanks, trucks and dumps) to convince the Germans that attack will take place farther south. First phase of Battle ends November 1.
General Stumme CinC Panzer Army Africa killed; General von Thoma takes command until return of Rommel.

Second Battle of El Alamein | World War II Database


The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 11 November 1942) took place near the railway halt of . With the Allies victorious, it marked a major turning point in the of the Second World War. It followed the , which had stalled the advance into Egypt, after which, in August 1942, had taken command of the British from General . This victory turned the tide in the and ended the Axis threat to , the , and of gaining access to the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa. From a psychological perspective, Second El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first major offensive against the Axis since the start of the European war in 1939 in which the Western Allies had achieved a decisive victory.The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 11 November 1942) took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. It followed the First Battle of El Alamein, which had stalled the Axis advance into Egypt, after which, in August 1942, Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery had taken command of the British Eighth Army from General Claude Auchinleck. This victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign and ended th