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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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1. Commander of the Eighth Army and victor at El Alamein, Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery, was fanatically driven, obsessively focussed, clinically organised and pathologically egotistical.

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2. Hitler’s favourite commander, General Erwin Rommel – the Desert Fox – seemed to be everywhere at once, urging his men on, devising new tactics, and all the time on the move.

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3. General Cavallero, head of the Italian Comando Supremo. According to the ...

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