Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between Allied Forces and German Forces in October, 1942. Clock tower in U.S. BBC announces that Axis forces of the Afrika Corps (Africa Corps) under German commander Rommel are in full retreat in El Alamein, Egypt. Tanks continue advance under artillery cover in battlefield. Views of captured German planes, artillery, tanks and prisoners. Some artillery and tanks destroyed or still smoldering from recent attack on the retreating German forces. Five divisions of Italian soldiers in the South, abandoned by Rommel are swept up by Allied forces. Italian prisoners kneel at a ditch and drink water from it. German prisoners march under guard. German General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, captured near the hill of Tel el Mampsra, marches on sand under British guard. Royal Air Force planes bombing retreating German positions on ground. Black smoke arises from ground.
Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between Allied Forces and German Forces in October, 1942. Tanks advance and Axis powers in full retreat. British advance with tanks. British flag is raised. British advance on road and on mountain terrains. Water and other supplies brought by Navy. Troops advance through Matruh and Sidi Banari in Egypt; Tobruk and Bengasi in Libya; and Homs in Syria. Harbors littered by Germans. Fuel barrels unloaded from ship. Troops in combat with enemy in outskirts of Tripoli. Wounded soldier taken on litter. Artillery is fired. Smoke arises from explosions.
Activities of the British soldiers in Egypt in October 1942 during World War II. Animated map locates El Alamein and Suez. The British soldiers unload supplies from the trucks. British Army Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery looks at the the enemy actions through binoculars. Soldiers load and fire artillery on the battlefield. Smoke due to firing. Soldiers lying in prone positions and advance on the field. Soldiers aboard tanks advance on the battlefield. British and American airplanes fly in formation overhead. They drop bombs on the target area. Pilot in the cockpit of an airplane.
Activities of the British soldiers in Egypt in October 1942 during World War II. Wrecked German equipment and ammunition on the field. Wrecked vehicles, artillery,airplanes on the field. German and Italian prisoners stand on the ground. Officials discuss amongst themselves. Soldiers aboard tanks as they pass on the street. British flag being hoisted. Soldiers aboard a truck passing on the street. Houses in the area. Wrecked vehicle on the street. Destroyed buildings. British and American airplanes fly in formation overhead. Truck convoy passes on the street. Tanks lined up on the street.
British troops digging trenches and preparing defenses in El Alamein, Egypt during World War II. A Free French tank crew refuels their tank from Jerry cans. Free French General, Marie Pierre Koenig talks to one of his officers. German forces of the German Afrika Corps move to attack the Allies. In August, 1942, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel sends his panzer divisions to break through the Allied lines. German Pz.IV Lang and Italian tanks advance. British gun crews firing artillery destroy 300 German tanks. View of German tanks burning. British troops standing in sandbagged revetment.
Beginning of the second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between British Eighth Army and German Forces in October, 1942. Map of Africa shows German forces advancing from coast. Positions of German and Italian forces. Allied positions include Australian, Indian, South African and Thailand Divisions joined in as reinforcement for British Eighth Army. German officers attend a conference in Berlin. Joseph Goebbels and Fuhrer Adolf Hitler greet German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in Berlin. Rommel as Commander of German Forces deployed in North Africa.