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1 The Significance of El Alamein Jose IBH2 European History Block F Ms. Gifford

2 Pre-El Alamein 1939 – Invasion of Poland 1940 – Invasion of France 1941 – Crete

3 Post-El Alamein 1942 – Stalingrad 1943 – Kursk – Invasion of Italy 1944 – Monte Cassino – D-Day – Battle of the Bulge 1945 – Berlin

4 Location El Alamein is a town in Northern Egypt Close to the Suez Canal Oil Fields

5 Major Players

6 Right Before the Battle German Domination However, Italy was losing in North Africa Desperate situation leads to drafting of Monty

7 The Battle

8 Aftermath Rommel is kicked out Axis had around 59,000 killed, wounded or captured They also lost more than 500 tanks Monty lost 13,000 and 430 tanks Operation Torch

9 Significance Elimination of Axis Presence in North Africa – Eliminates Axis aggression in the Mediterranean Oil + Suez Canal Italian Front – Allowed troops to land in North Africa to invade Italy Relief for the Eastern Front – Creates a new front to fight on Morale

10 Evaluation of Source

11 “Before Alamein, we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat.” – Winston Churchill

12 Bibliography "BBC NEWS | UK | How El Alamein changed the war." BBC News - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Sept "El-Alamein." Second World War N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Sept Knowles, David. Newark, Tim. Turning the Tide of War 50 Battles That Changed the Course of Modern History. London: Hamlyn, Print. Turning "The Battle of El Alamein." History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Sept


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