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Alamein: The Turning Point of World War Two (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Iain Gale

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Title:Alamein: The Turning Point of World War Two
Authors:Iain Gale
Info:HarperCollins UK (2010), Hardcover, 400 pages
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Alamein by Iain Gale (2009)



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Realistic, good selection of vignettes to showcase individuals and units. Map would have been better if you could place the various brigades, regiments, divisions, etc. forces and follow their movements. Rommel and Montgomery aptly portrayed as was the ineptitude of various generals. Soldiers on both sides fought well but the British had artillery and Australians to spare so they won the day and the battle. ( )
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There are some battles that change the course of history: Alamein is one of those. In October 1942, Britain and its allies were in real difficulties: Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere—in Europe, in Russia, in the Atlantic and were now poised to take the Suez Canal. It was in North Africa that the stand was made, that the tide of World War II began to turn. It was a battle of strong characters: the famous battle commander Rommel and the relatively untested new British commander, Montgomery, leading men who fought through an extraordinary eleven day battle, in an unforgiving terrain, amid the swirling sandstorms and the desert winds.

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Iain Gale moves into the 20th century and World War Two, telling the story of the 11 days in the sands of North Africa that would change history forever.

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