The First battle of El-Alamein: 1–27 July 1942

And this, children, is how you write about history!

The Tree of Life

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

31st July, 2022

This took place 80 years ago in North Africa in Egypt between the coast of the Mediterranean and the Qattara Depression. The battle was between the United Kingdom and its Imperial and commonwealth forces including India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, and the Axis forces comprising German and Italian troops.

Both the sea and the depression formed a boundary which could not be readily by passed.

The Axis forces of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) (included the Afrika Korps under Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel), whilst the United Kingdom forces were the Eighth Army under General Claude Auchinleck.

The Axis forces were very close to Alexandria, about 66 miles, the main naval base at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and the cities of Egypt and the Suez Canal.

The battle was a successful halting of the Axis forces which were too…

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