Alamein: The Turning Point of World War Two

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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.

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Iain Gale has strong Scottish and military roots, and is also the editor of the magazine of the National Trust for Scotland.

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Praise for Iain Gale: 'A powerful novel of men at war. A triumph' Bernard Cornwell 'A treat for every history buff, and a vivid picture of men at war' Scotland on Sunday 'An old-fashioned tale of military strategy and valour' Glasgow Herald 'An involving historical adventure - could Jack Steel be a worthy rival to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe?' Choice Magazine 'A combination of action and intrigue is supported by colourful characters' Scottish Field

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