2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2013
This was an excellent history lesson and I was privileged to read this book, as it showed the hardships and bravery of men in one of the most decisive battles of the war.. If history was presented in this manner in schools perhaps more students would study this subject. Reading this book made me realize just how fortunate we are to now have the society that we do.
I would recommend this book to anyone with a love of history.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2013
This is very informative step by step account of the events of The Battle of El Alamein. Correlli Barnett writes in a very accessible and engaging style, without compromising on the factual information or detailed descriptions of the strategies, conflicts and outcomes of the Battle. Each chapter is laid out is split clearly into subchapters making it very easy to keep track of the timeline of events. Would recommend to anyone interested in WW2 history - particularly those wanting to learn more about the conflicts outside of Europe.