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El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa – International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century - Cairo Scholarship Online
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El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Jill Edwards


This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein arena to individual memories of non-combatant Alexandrians, from the Free French to the seasoned colonial forces of Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa, and from vital naval engagements and the siege of Malta to the study of Rommel's leadership and the Churchill-Montgomery duo, this book presents the reader with a detailed yet broad reassessment of the complexities of the war in North ... More

Keywords: Alamein, Allied and Axis conflict, North African theatre, Desert warfare, North Africa WWII, Rommel, Montgomery, Churchill, Desert warfare strategy, British colonial recruitment, Egyptians in Alexandria and WWII

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165818
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Edwards, editor
American University in Cairo

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