The Day Rommel Was Stopped: The Battle of Ruweisat Ridge, 2 July 1942
- World War II
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The Allies’ North African miracle
On July 1, 1942, Erwin Rommel’s forces broke through the British defenses at El Alamein, threatening to push on to Alexandria and beyond. But only 48 hours later, Rommel withdrew and called off his attack.
The British had hastily improvised a plan to rush the guns of a small column known as “Robcol” from northern Iraq to the Western desert to face the Afrika Korps. The plan succeeded by a hair’s breadth; if it had failed, it is likely that Rommel would have reached the Suez Canal—and it doesn’t require much imagination to see his forces threatening to link up with Barbarossa in the Ukraine.
Written by an officer who fought with Robcol on that fateful day, here is a dramatic account of one of World War II’s most critical moments.
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|Release Date:||January 2, 2018|