If you have been paying any attention to the media this week or last you would have noted that it is the 70th anniversary of the Second Battle of El Alamein.
|The Sydney Morning Herald. (1942, October 26). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17814451
The final line of the article comments that the battle is “likely to develop into one of the decisive struggles of the war” and in hindsight we know this to be true. The coverage in the press of the desert campaign is extensive and makes for interesting reading.