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Second Battle of El Alamein
The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The battle took place over 20 days from 23 October – 11 November 1942. The First Battle of El Alamein had stalled the Axis advance. Thereafter, Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery took command of the British Eighth Army from General Claude Auchinleck in August 1942...
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1942
10.23.1942
World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
11.3.1942
World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein ends – German forces under Erwin Rommel are forced to retreat during the night.
11.5.1942
The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.