La bataille d'El Alamein

juin-novembre 1942
Author: Cédric Mas
Publisher: Heimdal
ISBN: 9782840483410
Category: History
Page: 126
View: 2034
Ce nouvel ouvrage est publié à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de la Bataille d’El Alamein. Parmi les grandes batailles de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, celle-ci tient une place particulière ; elle est liée au nom de deux grands chefs que l’on retrouvera plus tard en Europe : Rommel et Montgomery. Nous suivons l’échec de Rommel devant la ligne d’El Alamein (1er juillet-2 septembre 1942) puis la contre-offensive victorieuse de Montgomery (23 octobre-4 novembre 1942). Riche iconographie (250 photos dont des pièces d’uniformes en couleurs, une quinzaine de photos d’époque en couleurs), relié 128 pages couleurs.

El Alamein

Author: François de Lannoy
Publisher: Editions Heimdal
ISBN: 9782840482116
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 8848
L'histoire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale est jalonnée de grandes batailles terrestres, aériennes ou maritimes dont la mémoire collective a pieusement conservé le souvenir et dont le nom est généralement associé à un ou plusieurs personnages marquants, généraux ou maréchaux. Parmi ces batailles, celle d'El Alamein occupe une place particulière. Liée au nom de deux grands chefs, que l'on retrouvera plus tard en Europe, Rommel et Montgomery, elle constitue l'aboutissement d'une campagne commencée en Egypte et en Libye dès septembre 1940. Cet ouvrage retrace le déroulement de cette bataille dans ses deux grandes phases : l'échec de Rommel devant la ligne d'El Alamein (1er juillet-2 septembre 1942), la contre-offensive victorieuse de Montgomery (23 octobre-4 novembre 1942), suivie de la reconquête jusqu'à la frontière tunisienne (5 novembre 1942-26 janvier 1943). Plus de 300 photos (dont de nombreuses inédites), cartes et plans, illustrent cet album.

D'El-Alamein à Tunis et à la Sicile, (1942-1943)

rapport officiel du Commandant en Chef des forces du Moyen-Orient et des 18e et 15e groupes d'armées
Author: Earl Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander Alexander of Tunis,Allied Forces. Mediterranean Theatre
Publisher: N.A
Category: El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942
Page: 212
View: 4988


Author: Jon Latimer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674010161
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 6761
In this compelling account of the decisive World War II battle El Alamein, Latimer brings to life the harsh desert conflict in North Africa. This is the story of two of the most intriguing commanders of the war. Illustrations. Maps.

El Alamein

Author: Field-Marshal Michael Carver
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206777
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 4001
The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 11 November 1942) was a decisive battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein and marked the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign. In August 1942, Lt.-Gen. Sir Bernard Law Montgomery took command of the 8th Army, and the British victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign, ending the Axis threat to Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa. The Second Battle of El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first major success against the Axis since Operation Crusader in late 1941. The battle coincided with the Allied invasion of French North Africa in Operation Torch, which started on 8 November, as well as the Battle of Stalingrad and the Guadalcanal Campaign. This book, first published in 1962, provides a detailed account of the Second Battle of El Alamein, based on original German and British sources and drawing on the author’s own observations as one of the combatants.

The Battle of El Alamein

Fortress in the Sand
Author: Fred Majdalany
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218503
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 764
On the night of October 23, 1942, nearly a thousand guns from British batteries opened fire on the German positions just west of the small Egyptian railway depot of El Alamein. Over the next few weeks, infantry and armored divisions from Britain and the Commonwealth reversed the forward progress of Germany's Afrika Korps. Fought under harsh conditions, where men and tanks were challenged by both dense minefields and the desert landscape, the Battle of El Alamein marked the turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. Directed by the newly appointed General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery, the British forces ultimately pushed the legendary Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and his troops back into Tunisia to their final defeat in mid-1943. Fred Majdalany's acclaimed account puts the battle into context and perspective, explaining in engaging prose both the significance of the victory for the British war effort and the complexities of a wide-open desert battle that pitched tanks, aircraft, and men against each other. The Battle of El Alamein is among the most significant battles of the twentieth century and involves two of the finest tacticians of World War II; understanding its logistics and strategy is of paramount importance for the student of military history.


Great Battles
Author: Simon Ball
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191504637
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 6946
El Alamein was one of the pivotal battles of the Second World War, fought by armies and air forces on the cutting edge of military technology. Yet Alamein has always had a patchy reputation - with many commentators willing to knock its importance. This book explains just why El Alamein is such a controversial battle. Based on an intensive reading of the contemporary sources, in particular the extensive and recently declassified British bugging of Axis prisoners of war, military historian Simon Ball turns Alamein on its head, explaining it as a cultural defeat for Britain. Alamein is a military history of the battle - showing how different it looks stripped of later cultural excrescences. But it also shows how 'Alamein culture' saturated the post-war world, when archival sources mingled with film, novels, magazines, popular histories, and the rest of Alamein's footprint. Whether you are interested in the battle itself or its cultural afterlife, if you have an opinion about Alamein, you'll question it after reading this book.


Author: Stephen Bungay
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781311609
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 9022
DIV El Alamein was the World War II land battle Britain had to win. By the summer of 1942 Rommel's German forces were threatening to sweep through the Western Desert and drive on to the Suez Canal, and Britain was in urgent need of military victory. Then, in October, after 12 days of attritional tank battle and artillery bombardment, Montgomery's Eighth Army, with Australians and New Zealanders playing crucial roles in a genuinely international Allied fighting force, broke through the German and Italian lines at El Alamein. It was a turning-point in the war after which, in Churchill's words, "we never had a defeat". Stephen Bungay's book is as much at home analysing the crucial logistics of keeping desert armies supplied with petrol and tank parts as it is reappraising the combat strategies of Montgomery and Rommel, and ranges widely from the domestic political pressures on Churchill to the aerial siege of Malta, key to the control of the Mediterranean. And in a chapter on "The Soldier's War", Bungay graphically evokes the phantasmagoric blur of thunderous cannonade and tormenting heat that was the lot of the individual men who actually fought and died in the desert. /div


War Without Hate
Author: Colin Smith,John Bierman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962722
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 4222
'Excellent ... a remarkable achievement and ought to be recognised as one of the most successful histories of the Western Desert and North African fighting yet to have appeared' John Keegan, Daily Telegraph For the British, the battle fought at El Alamein in October 1942 became the turning point of the Second World War. In this study of the desert war, John Bierman and Colin Smith show why it is remembered by its survivors as a 'war without hate'. Through extensive research the authors provide a compellingly fresh perspective on the see-saw campaign in which the two sides chased each other back and forth across the unforgiving North African landscape.

Alamein to Zem Zem

Author: Keith Douglas
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571315461
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 4373
'This is the only book from the Second World War comparable with the first-war narratives of Sassoon, Blunden or Graves... When the battle of El Alamein began, the poet Keith Douglas was in Cairo with Divisional HQ. Eager not to miss the action, he took a truck and, against orders, drove to re-join his regiment. He served as a tank commander throughout the whole of the allied advance across North Africa, and Alamein to Zem Zem (1946) is his story. Boyishness and inexperience give it flash-bulb immediacy... Scenes of unforgettable pity and terror unfold... Everything, from flowers carpeting the desert in winter to vanquished enemies, is seen with a poet's eye and the generosity of youth.' John Carey, Guardian This Faber Finds edition of Keith Douglas's classic work - originally published two years after his death in Normandy in 1944 - includes a new preface by the novelist Richard Skinner.

El Alamein

The Story of the Battle in the Words of the Soldiers
Author: John Sadler
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445609657
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 4640
The epic battle in Egypt between Britain's 'Desert Rats' and the Axis forces led by Rommel, the 'Desert Fox'.

Great Battles: The Battle of Alamein

North Africa 1942
Author: Colin Smith,John Bierman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241962404
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 7516
Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. In this Special, Colin Smith and John Bierman make the battle of Alamein come alive. A turning point in the Second World War, the battle of El Alamein was the culmination of a military campaign like no other. Fought across desolate arid terrain, the brutal fighting was matched by a camaraderie and respect between enemies as witnessed in no other theatre of war. Combining gritty personal testimonies with thorough journalistic investigation, John Bierman and Colin Smith present a compelling account of a ferocious but compassionate battle and a journey through the unforgiving North African landscape.

The Phantom Army of Alamein

Author: Rick Stroud
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408831287
Category: El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942
Page: 288
View: 2628
Camouflage was one of the most surprising elements of the Battle of Alamein - the story is now told in full for the first time.

Despatch submitted by Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Author: Bernard Law Montgomery
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5872319533
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 1786
Despatch submitted by Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. To the Secretary of State for War, describing the part played by 21st Army Group, and the armies under his command from D day to VE day.

Alamein: The turning point of World War Two

Author: Iain Gale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007365977
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5833
The superb novelist of men at war moves into the twentieth century and World War Two, telling the story of the eleven days in the sands of North Africa that would change history forever

El Alamein to the River Sangro

Normandy to the Baltic
Author: Bernard Law Montgomery Montgomery of Alamein (Viscount)
Publisher: Random House Business
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 421
View: 2599

Battlefield General

El Alamein 1942
Author: Alistair Smith,Jonathan Sutherland
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848846894
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 7770
The Battlefield General game books put you in command of the forces engaged in some of history's most famous battles. Your ability to make the right tactical decision will be tested at every turn of the page. The 2nd Battle of El Alamein in October 1942 was one of the crucial turning points of WWII. Here Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery ('Monty') and the British Eighth Army (the famous 'Desert Rats') halted the victorious advance of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (the Desert Fox) and his Afrika Korps. Britain's vital interests in the Middle East, particularly the vital oil fields, were thus saved. The book presents the reader with a series of command decisions, aided by situation maps, directing you to the next relevant briefing depending on the option you choose. No dice are necessary to play, just this book and your tactical skill. When you buy this book, the fate of nations is in your hands.