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The Tide Turns at El Alamein

The Tide Turns at El Alamein

By Michael D. Hull
After more than two wearying years of seesaw fighting across the North African desert, the outlook was bleak for the British Eighth Army in the early summer of 1942.
The gallant but dispirited army had been outgunned and outmaneuvered by German panzers, deadly 88mm flak guns, and generalship   More »



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