Battle Of The Alamein

july 1st to july 17th 1942

Background

The Battle of El Alamein was fought between the Allies and the Axis, and was fought in Northern Egypt. This battle was very important because it prevented the Germans from capturing the Suez Canal, giving a victory to the Allies.

Casualities

*about 25,000 Germans and Italians had been killed or wounded.
*about 13,000 allied troops had been killed or wounded.

Facts about The Battle of El Alamein

  1. The Axis plan of attack was to penetrate the Eight Army lines.
  2. Claude Auchinleck and Dorman Smith were the main leaders of the Allied forces in this battle.
  3. The main leaders of the Axis in this battle were Erwin Rommel and Enea Navarini.