Thursday, February 03, 2005
Montgomery's first success in the desert
I find it ironic that Montgomery's first success in the Desert used Auchinleck's and Dorman-Smith's plan. He executed the plan, and Rommel was repulsed at Alam el Halfa. I was interested to note that New Zealand is working on putting their official history online. This is a link to their combined Alam el Halfa/El Alamein front page. The folklore about the war in North Africa has it that dug in British tanks took out the Germans. It don't know that the truth is much different.