19921025The Battle of Alamein

The Battle of Alamein will ever make a glorious page in British military annals ... It marked in fact the turning of the hinge of fate.

(Winston Churchill)

Fifty years after the beginning of this decisive battle, Erik de Mauny, who was there, recalls the atmosphere among the minefields at the desert front and behind the lines in Egypt. He talks to veterans on both sides, and he explains why Alamein was truly a turning-point both in the allied war effort against Hitler and in the tragic personal life of the German commander, Rommel.

Producer Harry Schneider. Stereo