Title: Alamein – The Australian Story
Author: Johnston, Mark and Stanley, Peter
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2002
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 314 pages
Comments: The comprehensive account of the Australian involvement in the Battle of El Alamein during World War Two.
The First Battle of El Alamein (1–27 July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, fought between Axis forces (Germany and Italy) of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) commanded by Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel, and Allied (specifically, British Imperial) forces (Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) of the British Eighth Army commanded by General Claude Auchinleck. The battle halted the second (and final) advance by the Axis forces into Egypt, El Alamein being only 106 km from Alexandria.