This documentary recounts the famous World War II battle of El Alamein, considered one of the key turning points in the war against the Nazis. The film uses actual footage taken during the battle, including film captured from the Nazis, to explain the battle tactics and their execution. It also pays tribute to the men and women on the home front who, in their work in the factories and in their lives in general, made victory possible.
The Blazing-Blitzing Truth!
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There is a 2nd version that is 10 minutes longer (70 minutes total). The last 10 minutes of that version document the Aleutian Islands Campaign. See more
The Eighth Army has the longest lines of supply that the history of war has ever known.
"For the desert rats... the men of the Eighth Army... who on 23rd. October 1942, left the holes they had scratched for themselves in the rock and sand of the desert, and moved forward to destroy the myth of Rommel's invincibility... and to complete the liberation of the second Roman Empire overseas." See more