Axis forces of Rommel's Afrika Corps in full retreat after facing heavy Allied attacks in El Alamein, Egypt.
El Alamein Egypt Date:1944 Duration:3 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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