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Bernard Law Montgomery

Bernard Law Montgomery  

(1887–1976) British field marshal and Allied commander during World War II, known as Monty. Montgomery first gained fame in 1942 with his defeat of the forces of Erwin Rommel at ...
El Alamein, Battle of

El Alamein, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a World War II battle in the Egyptian desert in late October 1942, between Allied forces under the British command of Field Marshall ...

El Alamein, Battle of

El Alamein, Battle of   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a battle of the Second World War fought in 1942 at El Alamein in Egypt, 90 km (60 miles) west of Alexandria. The German Afrika Korps under Rommel was halted in its advance towards the Nile ... More
Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel  

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(1891–1944)German Field Marshal. Rommel was posted to North Africa in 1941 after the collapse of the Italian offensive, and, as commander of the Afrika Korps, he deployed a series of surprise ...
North Africa Campaign

North Africa Campaign  

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Codenamed Operation Torch, this was the first major joint Allied offensive of World War II and hitherto the largest amphibious military assault (1942–43). While the Soviets and the U.S. War ...
Siege of Tobruk

Siege of Tobruk  

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(1941–42)German siege of British and Commonwealth troops in Tobruk in North Africa in World War II. When General Wavell's army captured Tobruk in January 1941 some 25,000 Italian troops were taken ...

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