bigpigeon.us webpage WW II - Germany > MTO > North Africa, updated by RAC 31 Jul '19.
This series of battles ended at the climatic Second Battle of El Alamein 150 miles west of Cairo, Egypt in October and November 1942. At El Alamein, General Bernard Montgomery's British Eighth Army won a decisive victory over General Erwin Rommel's combined German and Italian forces.
Rommel's retreat had just begun when British and American forces invaded northwest Africa on 8 November 1942.
Sources for the North Africa webpage
- The webpage header photo El Alamein Mine Explosion is courtesy of World War II Wiki.
- The Axis vs British Empire Forces in North Africa, 1940-42 map is courtesy of asisbiz.com.
- The Second Battle of El Alamein slide was found at https://slideplayer.com/slide/4321227/ and is courtesy of Angelica Higgins.
- The Rommel's Retreat from El Alamein to Tripoli map is courtesy of legendsofmen.com.