‘Quite the best detailed story of that great battle I have ever read … a superb book’ Field Marshal Montgomery
The Second Battle of El Alamein was a crucial turning point in the Second World War.
In the words of Winston Churchill: ‘It may almost be said: “Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat”.’
How had Bernard Montgomery and the Eighth Army been able to turn back the might of Rommel’s Axis forces?
Alamein uncovers the actions of Allied and Axis forces before and during the ferocious battle in vivid detail. It explain who the commanders were, what forces they had, how they were arranged and what strategies were used by both sides to try to defeat their enemies.
C. E. Lucas Phillips fought in the battle as a commander of one of Montgomery’s regiments. Yet, his account is not simply that of an eyewitness, instead, using a variety of personal and official sources, he provides a thorough overview of the conflict.