2 OverviewBernard Montgomery was a British commander of D-Day and the hero of the battle El Alamein. (Source 1)El Alamein (most commonly known as the second battle of El Alamein) was a battle fought by the Axis and Allied powers in World War II. (Source 2)
3 Who?Montgomery was a British commander who succeeded several others and at the beginning of the battle, boosted the Allies’ morale. The Allies won El Alamein and Montgomery won the title Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. (Source 1 and 3)
4 What?El Alamein consisted of two battles between the Allies and Axis powers in WWII. The first battle ended in a stalemate with heavy casualties to the Allies, though they won the second battle.The battles started in early of 1942 and ended in October of 1942.(Source 2)
5 When?The first battle was in July of The second lasted from October 23rd to November 3rd of the same year.(Source 2)
6 Where and Why?El Alamein is an Egyptian dessert 150 miles away from Cairo.This battle was started because the Afrika Korps were trying to get to the Suez Canal so it would be harder for the Allies to supply themselves. (Source 3)
7 SummaryThe Battle of El Alamein was a last stand for the Allies in North America. They had suffered so many defeats in WWII that they had to have a victory to keep them motivated. When the first battle at El Alamein failed, Montgomery was given command of the Eighth Army in North Africa. (Source 3)
8 SummaryMontgomery’s arrival lofted Allied morale, partly because he aimed at restoring confidence to the troops. By November 2nd, German commander Rommel knew he’d been beat, and refused Hitler’s orders to continue to fight. He retreated, and the Allies won this battle. (Source 3)
9 SummaryThe Battle at El Alamein was a turning point in the war and this victory gave the Allies confidence to win World War II. (Source 2 and 3)
10 Pictures General Bernard Montgomery British infantry attack at Second Battle of El Alamein
11 Pictures El Alamein ‘Monty’ at War ‘Monty’ at War
12 Quiz Where is El Alamein? What year did it take place in? Which country was Montgomery with?What role did Montgomery plan in the allies victory?
13 Quiz An Egyptian dessert. 1942 Germany. What is El Alamein? What year did it take place in?1942Which country was Montgomery with?Germany.
14 QuizWhat role did Montgomery plan in the allies victory?General Montgomery talked to the troops and gave them confidence in winning, even though they had not yet won a battle. He boosted their morale which in the end, helped the Allies win the battle and the war.
15 Works CitedField Marshall Bernard Montgomery. History learning site. Historylearningsite.co.uk March 2010.The Battle of El Alamein. History learning site. Historylearningsite.co.uk March 2010.The New Grolier Encyclopedia of World War II: War in the Mediterranean. Grolier educational Corporation, 1995.