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November 2nd, 1942 - Axis forces clear out of El Alamein

 

November 2nd, 1942: After initial successes in North Africa, the Axis powers Germany and Italy are forced to clear their positions at El Alamein. The battle near the Egyptian town began in late June 1942, when Field Marshal Erwin Rommel wanted to break the last British defensive position before Alexandria. While he managed to take the fortress of Tobruk in June, he failed in the German-Italian offensive at El Alamein because of fuel shortages, logistical problems and numerical superiority of the enemy. On October 23rd the British Army, under Field Marshal Montgomery went on a massive counter-attack. In this decisive battle, the Germans lost most of their tanks and guns, about 30,000 soldiers were taken prisoner. On November 2nd, their positions were broken, Rommel was forced to withdraw to Libya.

Länge: 00:01:05 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1942 | Clip-ID: JHT000318E

 

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