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Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide by Jonathan Dimbleby

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PREFACE:A PIVOTAL STRUGGLE

The victory of the British Eighth Army at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 yielded one of Churchill’s most famous aphorisms: ‘This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.’ For the British Prime Minister and for the nation it was a moment to savour after the long months of failure, defeat and humiliation which had followed the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from France at Dunkirk in June 1940.

El Alamein soon entered a hallowed pantheon of historic British victories among the likes of Blenheim and Trafalgar. In the mythology in which it was soon to be shrouded, the battle also acquired its own Marlborough or Nelson in the person of ...

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