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An excellent overview of the Battle(s) of El Alamein with a focus on the practical facts of the war, rather than the myths that have developed. Stephen Bungay seems to have a knack of cutting to the heart of the matter and analysing the war in terms of loses and gains. He describes both the strategic and the tactical elements of the desert war and you come away with a much better understanding of what it was all about. Stephen Bungay is not afraid to compare Alamein to the massive battles taking place on the Eastern Front at the same time, against which it is a mere skirmish in comparison.
This book is both easy to read and highly informative. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone wanting to understand more about the North African campaign and its overall effect on the war.