Story: Second World War

El Alamein

This film clip shows some of the conditions in the fighting around El Alamein between June and November 1942. The commentary expresses the pride New Zealanders felt in their fighting men's contribution to turning back Rommel's counter-offensive. The two hard-fought victories by the allies at El Alamein were the crucial turning point in the North African war.

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Reference: Weekly Review 64. National Film Unit, 1942

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - North African campaign', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016