By Pier Paolo Battistelli
El Alamein 1942 heralded a great victory for the Allied forces in the Second World War and marked a major turning point in the Western Desert campaign.
Key profiles explore the tactics and personalities pitted against each other: Montgomery and Rommel Diary extracts and quotes offer a real insight into what it was like to fight in this unforgiving desert Maps highlight the adversities of terrain and minefields that dominated the fighting Photographs place you on the frontline of the unfolding action Orders of Battle detail the composition of the opposing forces' armies Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to start exploring this important battle.
Clear photos and maps and statistics.
A very well researched and compiled account of both the July (First Alamein) and October battles of El Alamein 1942. Packed with details and information on the opposing forces manpower, command, logistics, deployments and weaponery this book in the Battle Story series is a great succint guide to battles in the Alamein sector giving a balanced, informed account and including many new images and maps. I was especially pleased that the author produced many clear and accurate ! sketches of critical actions in this sector, which enhance understanding of exactly how and why the battles developed. Incidentally, P.P Battistelli has also written the Battle Orders- Rommels Afrika Korps which includes for the first time full Tables of Organization & Equipment and Orders of Battle for the DAK in May and September 1942, essential for any serious analysis of the Desert War. Highly recommended and a steal at the TM discounted price !