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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Mian Khan, who was awarded a Military Cross (MC) in the First Battle of El Alamein (1942).
Barr brought to light the little-known story of the struggle between Britain and America to dominate the post-war Middle East, following the battle of El Alamein that took place in 1942.
Having looked at all the things that still need to be agreed between the UK and the EU after last weekend's summit, one can only recall Churchill's verdict Second Battle of El Alamein in 1942: "this is not the end; it is not even the beginning of the end.
1942: The Second Battle of El Alamein began with a thousand tanks aimed on Italian and German
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.
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. He later served in Italy.
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. Aged just 22, Violette was parachuted into Limoges, capital city of the Limousin region of west-central France, and tasked with coordinating resistance efforts in the area after D-Day.
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." You'd go around, around.
Christopher Sandford's laudatory biographical article on Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery ("The Soldier's Soldier," Biography, October) concentrated mainly on Montgomery's victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein. It does not mention that Britain's Eighth Army outnumbered the Axis forces almost two to one, 220,000 versus 115,000 troops, and 1,100 to 559 tanks.