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Alamein : the turning point of World War Two / Iain Gale.

By: Gale, Iain.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins, 2009Description: 388 pages : map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007278671 (hbk.); 9780007278695 (pbk.).Subject(s): World War II (Mallard Press) | World War II (Mankato, Minn.) | World War Two | El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942 -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North | El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942 Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Africa, North Fiction | War stories | World War, 1939-1945 | Battle of Alamein | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North -- FictionGenre/Form: War stories. | War fiction.DDC classification: Free Fiction Subject: October 1942, and Britain and its allies were in trouble. Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere, and were already almost within reach of the Suez Canal. America had not yet decided to join the war, and Churchill needed a victory to survive. In this novel, Iain Gale tells the story of those extraordinary eleven days from the viewpoints of seven of those who took part, on both sides as the stand was made, and the tide of war began to turn.
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There are some battles that change the course of history: Alamein is one of those. In October 1942, Britain and its allies were in real difficulties: Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere--in Europe, in Russia, in the Atlantic and were now poised to take the Suez Canal. It was in North Africa that the stand was made, that the tide of World War II began to turn. It was a battle of strong characters: the famous battle commander Rommel and the relatively untested new British commander, Montgomery, leading men who fought through an extraordinary eleven day battle, in an unforgiving terrain, amid the swirling sandstorms and the desert winds.

October 1942, and Britain and its allies were in trouble. Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere, and were already almost within reach of the Suez Canal. America had not yet decided to join the war, and Churchill needed a victory to survive. In this novel, Iain Gale tells the story of those extraordinary eleven days from the viewpoints of seven of those who took part, on both sides as the stand was made, and the tide of war began to turn.

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