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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 ...
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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