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El Alamein

Post by F.N. » 10 Jan 2004 16:27

Could you people please give me some information about the battle of El Alamein?
Any info is welcome

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 10 Jan 2004 19:43

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Post by John W » 11 Jan 2004 04:33

That's a good map. Thanks for posting it :)

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Post by DrG » 11 Jan 2004 19:02

Thank you for the links. These 2 are old, the updated links are:
http://www.comandosupremo.com/1942.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/ ... mein.shtml.
John W wrote:That's a good map. Thanks for posting it :)
:) :)
Here there are two good maps:
http://www.topedge.com/panels/ww2/na/alamein.jpg
http://www.historyonmaps.com/BWSamples/ElAlamein.htm.

PS I don't know other good links in English. :( The only ones I can suggest are in Italian (and are really very good):
http://bunker.altervista.org/elalamein.html
http://www.esercito.difesa.it/root/storia/elalamein.asp

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 11 Jan 2004 19:06

Thanks for the correction :)
Cheers
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Post by Linlu » 01 Jun 2004 05:58

hi all,

I have a question, the Qattara Depression to the south of the El Alamein battleground... what was the terrain like there?

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Post by Englander » 01 Jun 2004 06:54

Linlu wrote:hi all,

I have a question, the Qattara Depression to the south of the El Alamein battleground... what was the terrain like there?
The British and the Germans, equally used this large (7,000 square miles) of salt lake and marsh land to their advantage. It was a natural defensive barrier....I guess you could safety say it was like quicksand. So it was generally impassable to military vehicles, especially tanks!

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Post by Linlu » 02 Jun 2004 20:44

Thanks Englander :)

btw, does anyone have a detailed OoB of the Axis and Allied forces at El Alamein? The link provided by DrG is pretty good, but its a general OoB...

thanks 8)

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Post by DrG » 03 Jun 2004 16:44

Linlu wrote:btw, does anyone have a detailed OoB of the Axis and Allied forces at El Alamein? The link provided by DrG is pretty good, but its a general OoB...
You are lucky :): recently the outstandinge site by Dr. Leo Niehorster http://www.orbat.com/site/ww2/drleo/index.htm has returned on-line. Here you may read the best and most detailed OOB for El-Alamein that I know: http://www.orbat.com/site/ww2/drleo/500 ... frica.html.

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Post by Linlu » 04 Jun 2004 02:14

8O WOW, that website is detailed!
Thanks a lot DrG! :D

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 04 Nov 2005 14:18

El Alamein's 63rd anniversary-BBC "live":

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/date ... 564385.stm

Cheers,

Gauis

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