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The End of the Beginning - 2nd Battle of El Alamein: Part 2

Episode Summary

In this battlecast we cover the events leading up to (and the battle itself obviously lol) the 2nd El Alamein. The desert, Rommel, and Monty (not to mention a whole lot of tank talk) all play key roles in the titanic fight in the sands. Sacrifice, persistence, and ferocity are the watchwords with witch the British 8th Army won the day and showed the Allies that even Hitler’s finest general could be beaten. We also talk about the modern historical controversy as to how important the battle itself was as opposed to the perception of the victory. Enjoy!

Episode Notes

In this battlecast we cover the events leading up to (and the battle itself obviously lol) the 2nd El Alamein. The desert, Rommel, and Monty (not to mention a whole lot of tank talk) all play key roles in the titanic fight in the sands. Sacrifice, persistence, and ferocity are the watchwords with witch the British 8th Army won the day and showed the Allies that even Hitler’s finest general could be beaten. We also talk about the modern historical controversy as to how important the battle itself was as opposed to the perception of the victory. Enjoy!

A Military History of the Western World : Vol III - Maj. Gen. J.F.C Fuller
The Second World War - John Keegan
Battlegrounds : Geography and the Art of Warfare Hardcover – Michael Stephenson
World History of Warfare - Archer - Ferris - Herwig - Travers
The Victors - Peter Young
Tank Warfare - Christer Jorgensen

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