Battle of Alam el Halfa

Battle of Alam el Halfa

The Battle of Alam el Halfa took place between 30 August and 5 September 1942 south of El Alamein during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. Panzerarmee Afrika—a German-Italian force commanded by Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel—attempted an envelopment of the British Eighth Army, commanded by Bernard Montgomery. In the last major Axis offensive of the Western Desert Campaign, Rommel had planned to defeat the British Eighth Army before Allied reinforcements made an Axis victory in Africa impossible. Montgomery, who had been forewarned of Rommel′s intentions by Ultra intelligence intercepts, left a gap in the southern sector of the front, knowing that Rommel planned to ... more on Wikipedia

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The Battles of Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein The Battles of Erwin Rommel North African Campaign Battles Involving the United Kingdom List Of North African campaign Battles List Of Mediterranean Theatre of World War II Battles