El Alamein (World War 2, 1 July 1942 to 2 November 1942)

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About This Campaign

In June of 1942, it looked as if the Panzerarmee Afrika, under the command of “the Desert Fox”, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel could undo the Allied advance completely, capturing Cairo and the Suez Canal. The strategic value of the canal meant that the Allies had to avoid this at all costs and El Alamein held the key. In three battles from July to November, the Allies managed to turn the tide of the war in North Africa.

An unexpected attack by the 9th Division on Rommel’s northern flank in July was followed by Australian diversionary raids and heavy bombing of German supplies in response to Rommel’s offensive in August, and finally a successful Allied offensive from the end of October. The Panzerarmee was forced to withdraw, initially from El Alamein, and finally from North Africa altogether.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from campaign

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BAUDINETTE, Stanley Louis

Service number VX52398
Private
2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 21 Jun 1916

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COLLIS, Victor

Service number SX13501
Private
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 14 Nov 1918

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IRWIN, Harry Beauchamp

Service number SX12363
Private
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 22 Jul 1919

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GLENNON, William John

Service number SX8670
Corporal
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Mar 1916

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FUHRMAN-LUCK, Oscar Theodore

Service number QX8083
Sapper
2nd/7th Field Company
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 30 Dec 1918

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WALTON, Arthur William

Service number WX11406
Private
2nd/32nd Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Jun 1913

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BEIRNE, Vincent Patrick

Service number QX21053
Private
2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 11 Mar 1920

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PARRY, Benjamin David

Service number WX9830
Private
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 4 May 1907