Battle of El Alamein


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Noun1.Battle of El Alamein - a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under RommelBattle of El Alamein - a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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WHO commanded the British forces at the Battle of El Alamein in World War II?
The Eighth Army that took part in the second battle of El Alamein consisted of 200,000 men, 10 divisions and seven brigades.
1942: The Second Battle of El Alamein began with a thousand tanks aimed on Italian and German troops.
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will represent South Africa at the 75th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of El Alamein, fought in the northwestern coast of Egypt in 1942.
By: MENA CAIRO - 21 October 2017: The British Embassy in Cairo said Friday that President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi is expected to attend a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the Second Battle of El Alamein which took place in the Egyptian desert in 1942.
A World War II veteran, great grandfather Norman saw action at Dunkirk and at the Battle of El Alamein in 1942.
My service saw me in London in the Blitz, in the First Anti-aircraft division, then North Africa and the Battle of El Alamein, followed by the invasions of Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Aged 21, he fought in the Battle of El Alamein in the deserts of North Africa, seen as one of the decisive victories of the Second World War.
He served in the 8th Army -the Desert Rats - and was in the RAF, repairing Spitfires in the field and present for the whole North Africa campaign, including the famous Battle of El Alamein.
Violette was recruited as a secret agent following the death of her husband, a captain in the French Foreign Legion, at the Battle of El Alamein.
In 1942, during World War II, the First Battle of El Alamein in Egypt ended in a draw as Allied forces stalled the progress of Axis invaders.
As we got closer to the last battle of El Alamein, we would do sweeps over the El Alamein line, the 50 miles, and we'd go from one end to the other, and, as soon as you were attacked by [Messerschmitt Bf] 109s, you'd form what they called the "death circle.