The Second battle of El-Alamein: 23 October – 11 November 1942

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

11th November, 2022

Today is Armistice Day, a day of remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives that others might live freely.

Although what was the point in all the bloodshed really? I have said this before but as Pink Floyd sang “With, without. And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?”

Anyway, I am here today to tell you the story of the Second battle of El-Alamein.This took place 80 years ago in North Africa in Egypt between the coast of the Mediterranean and the Qattara Depression.

The battle was between the United Kingdom and its Imperial and commonwealth forces including India, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, plus Free French and Greek Brigades, and the Axis forces comprising German and Italian troops.

Both the sea and the depression formed a boundary which could not be readily by passed.

The Axis forces of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika) (included the Afrika Korps under Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel), whilst the United Kingdom forces were the Eighth Army under Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery.

The Axis forces were very close to Alexandria, about 66 miles, the main naval base at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and the cities of Egypt and the Suez Canal.

The battle resulted in the destruction, but not complete annihilation, of the Axis forces which were too far from their main base at Tripoli to be readily supplied, about 1,400 miles by road. Today I understand this is less as there have been road alterations.

So here is my take on the battle in my usual fashion. If you just want my summary, then go to the end. I shall add some fascinating observations for those who have understanding in these matters. Some of these I have mentioned before but not all.

Please note I do not intend any disrespect to those who died or fought, merely to show the absurdity of war, how mad things can be, even if it is only how one can use language. After all, it is propaganda and morale that count most to win battles and wars, especially wars of words.

This link forms the basis of my article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_El_Alamein

And some other links which may be of interest.

https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/battle-alamein

https://www.thoughtco.com/second-battle-of-el-alamein-2361465

https://www.britannica.com/event/battles-of-El-Alamein

By Noclador – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2547277

1          Background

Now we have discussed the First Battle of El-Alamein in an earlier post but we need to set the scene for the second battle.

On the left hand side of the map above we see the Axes farces which had been under the command of Her-win Rome-El, the angel of Rome a.k.a. the Dessert Fox. This is because it was the Vatican in Rome acting behind the scenes.

Rome-El was called Her-win because he was used to winning. Her was because he was Herr Rome-El but he dropped the extra ‘r’ for effect.

You will note that the Axes were on the left and therefore left wing which explains the problems with the Axes who were in essence Nasties (sic).

On the right wing were the Alleys who were of course right. And being right they would win, despite Rome-El being called Her-Win.

The Alleys were led by a great Saint Bernard Montgomery who did not have a barrel of brandy under his chin, but nevertheless used his experience and knowledge gained in two world whores to revive the more-al of the Alleys tropes.

His middle name was Law and in some respects he was a Law unto himself, but he did submit himself to the Almighty God as he knew God knows a thing or two about battles.

It is written the battle belongs to the Lord for example.

As we have seen before, the Axes consisted of Germ-men and It-a-lie men.

The Alleys consisted of a wide mixture of tropes from the common wealth. These included Ind-ians who were in d army, men from Say Lon who said yes we will fight, The Austria-lions who fought like lions, the New Zeal-anders who had great zeal for the battle, the South Afri-cans who can and could fight and did, the Three French who were free as long as they had free meals a day and plenty of garlic, and men from Grease who were the ones that I would want in my team, and you need plenty of greece to keep the vehicles on the move.

The Axes farces where hampered by lack of hampers and supplies as they had a long trip to go to Tri-poly where the main port was. And don’t forget the three parrots (let the reader understand).

Rome-El had been taken sick and had flown back to Germ-many and had been replaced by Georg  Stumme. They tried to keep this quiet or Shtum as he wasn’t as good a general as Rome-El.

They say he was a pleasure loving general and as an anagram of his name is ‘gems gourmet’ I can believe it. Of course Georg’s tumme (sic) was well known and a large tumme (sic) often indicates a love of food and drink.

2          Prelude

2.1      British plan

2.1.1  Operation Lightfoot

This was an operation on the foot by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Montgomery expected a 12-day battle in three stages:

  1. the break-in – this was entering by the back door like a thief in the night.

  2. the dogfight – between the St. Bernard Montgomery


and the Dessert Fox.


  • and the final breaking of the enemy – i.e. the break-out.

2.1.2  Operation Bertram

This was an operation on Bert who had an unfortunate accident with a ram. So he said.

Before the battle the Commonwealth forces practised deceptions,… they dumped waste materials (discarded packing cases, etc.) under camouflage nets in the northern sector, making them appear to be ammunition or ration dumps.

The same thing goes on today, only with recycling our waste

The government makes it appear that we are improving our recycling rates. Yeah, yeah, tell us another.

‘Vaccines really, really help against the monster virus Covid 19’.

No, I was being sarcastic you morons!

Anyway, just as we are deceived today, so the Axes forces were back then.

2.1.3  Operation Braganza

This was a preliminary operation  attacking the pair-a-tropers of the Division “Fol Gore” (pronounced ‘Gory’), an Italian relation of Al Gore (pronounced Gore) on the night of 29/30 September in an attempt to capture the dear L. Man-ass-I-be area.

The allied tropes were repelled, probably by Fol Gore climate change rhetoric i.e. global warming. In this link it says

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Braganza

…there had been a great many casualties from heatstroke in the 131st Brigade.

Like other Gore’s they lied as the desert is hot, duh.

2.2      Axis plan

This was to defend their position. Being Nasties they created Devil’s gardens which contained “miens alles miens!” in German, or “mines all mines!” in English.

This is because they contain lots of mines, the ones that explode, not the ones where you dig holes. Although you do need to dig a small hole to bury a mine.

Mind you, as mines will possibly kill you, a hole will also need to be dug to bury your body. And the Devil’s gardens were not far from the River Nile and which would of course an-Nile-ate you if you were by one when it exploded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_gardens

Editor’s note: Anagram of Devil’s gardens is ‘dds graves Nile’!

3          Battle

3.1      Phase one: the break-in

The thief makes his move and launches a 1,000 bun garage or vice versa. This was led by a General Bumbardment who was in charge.

About 529,000 shells were thrown over the walls of the defences, the nearby beaches having been stripped of all shells to supply the buns.

The infant-tree had to establish a bridgehead before Dawn at the imaginary line in the dessert. I imagine it was difficult to imagine an imaginary line in the dessert before Dawn gets there and it was dark at the time.

Rather like your sister eating more than her share of the pudding but imagining she is entitled to more than you.

3.2      Phase two: the crumbling

Dawn made an Ariel reconnaissance as part of her washing routine which showed the Axes positions had not changed much.

The mourning of the 24th brought morning to the Germ-men’s headquarters, and the Axes farces were stunned by the Bright-ish attack. And their massages became confused and hysterical.

Rather like the Democratic press hysteria in the USA. This included “… one Italian unit communicating to Germans that it had been wiped out by “drunken negroes with tanks“.

The Democrats tend to blame everyone except themselves for the mess they get themselves into. They call everyone racist but in reality hate dark skinned people (unless they are wealthy). George Soros is Black but they don’t object to him because he is wealthy and pays their salaries (allegedly).

The Stumme went to see what all the fuss was about, but got stummack ache and died of a heart attack. It wasn’t the vaccine, honest!

Despite being ill, the Rome-El ‘flu (or Covid19) back to Africa but there was little he could do although the Axes morals improved.

The Alleys were still clearing the meins from the Axes meinfields. The amour was held at the Oxalic Line where the spinach eaten by the Axes made the line very strong like Popeye.

Art Hillary and the Dessert Air Force were making the crumble for the desert to which the Axes would succumb as they loved a good desert, especially the Germ-men. Black Forest gateau would have been made but as the dessert is dry with no trees this wasn’t possible.

There was a thanks battle near the Kidney feature where the steaks were high, or a stake and Kidney pie. Apparently the Kidney feature was a depression not a ridge as some thought. This was a type of bipolar disorder. Many suffer this today as up is down, black is white, right is wrong and Joe Biden is doing a wonderful job.

Of shafting the USA.

3.2.1  D + 2: 25 October

The Alleys had made an inroad or Alley-way into the Axes meinfields and they were on top of the Mighty-rear ridge, i.e. standing on the Axes bottom ready to give it a good kicking.

In the meantime, the Pansy Army of the Axes probed for a weakness with a rather Nazi looking probe but it was a relief to the Alleys that they had provided protection against such an event. Rather like a chastity belt as it were.

At midnight the 51 Hi-landers lunched three at-tacks but no one knew where they were. Pan-demon-I-hum and car-N-age occurred as the demons ran amok in their cars. Similar to parts of Rome I imagine.


3.3      Phase three: the counter

3.3.1  D + 3: 26 October

The Axes were taking a heavy beating and losing their cutting edge as it was blunted by the Alleys’ thrust. The Rome-El thought the main thrust would come in the north and determined to retake Point 29.

He hors d’oeuvred 15 Pansies, 164 Lights and part of an XX It-a-lie-Ian corpse but the at-tack came to nothing. And nobody knew where nothing was so they were not aware when they got there.

Nevertheless, the Rome-El said the attack met with some success, taking part of Hill 28. Which is one less than 29.

Personally I would say that if you fall short you fall short, as in all have fallen short of the glory of God.

Or as it is hot in the dessert, all the shorts (worn by tropes) have fallen down.

The Rome-El decided to constipate his amour to the north but due to shortage of fool this could not be reversed. This shortage was due to the tomfoolery caused as much as anything by the DAFT bumbers of the Alleys.

The Bright-ish failed to take advantage of the absence of Axes thanks and when they did try to move forward they were stopped by anti-thank buns. So the Bright-ish were not being very bright.

Nonetheless, some Bristols of 42 squat-ron (please note 42) and 3 Wellingtons, believed to be a pair and one odd one,  sunk two Ollie thankers at Two-brook which put paid to any hope of the Axes getting more fools for their thanks etc.

3.3.2  D + 4: 27 October

The main battle of the day constipated around Telly-lacka-queer and the Kidney feature. Also in the area were a wood cock (mmm…) and a Snape although I profess not to know who the Snape was.

The long and the short of it is that a Rival Brig-aid and a King’s Real Rival Corpse advanced and Doug in. The Rome-El decided to lunch his Major At Tack at 1600 hours, a very late lunch in my books, and was sniping at Snape, or vice versa.

Germ-men and It-a-lie-Ian thanks at tacked the Rival Brig-aid who had anti-thank buns as well as rivals to shoot with. 22 Germ-men thanks and 10 It-a-lie-Ian thanks were lost, but the Bright-ish were not being very bright and withdrew without a replacement farce being brought up.

The moral of this story is always have a spare joke or two up your sleeve as you never know when you might need them.

The following was allegedly written about the engagement.

The dessert was quivering with heat having only just come out of the oven. The bun detachments and the plates and spoons squitted in their pits and stenches, the sweet running in rivers down their dust-caked faeces. There was a terrible tench. The flies warmed in black clods upon the dead Bidens and Lucretia (Lucifer’s sister) and tormented the undead (vaccinated zombies). The plaice was strewn with burning thanks and carry ons, wrecked buns and vehicles, and overalls drifted the smoke and the bust from Durstin’s (a journalist on The Daily Beast) high expletives and from the blasts (and other profanity) of buns.

3.3.3  D + 5–6: 28–29 October

Among other things, 9 Austria-lions were hors d’oeuvred to make a set peace at tack including taking Thompson’s Post which needed to be sent off somewhere. Probably back to Germ-many.

Some of the Austria-lion tropes rowed on Valentine thanks even though it wasn’t Valentine’s Day. They suffered a lot of casual-ties and whilst not a massacre as such it wasn’t good.

But then as it wasn’t Valentine’s Day we wouldn’t expect a Massacre.

Any road, by the end of October the Bright-ish still had 800 serviceable thanks and the Pansy Army 81 serviceable Germ-men thanks and 197 It-a-lie-Ian thanks. This is a ratio of 3:1, the going rate for a breakthrough.

The St Bernard knew from the Rome-El’s at tacks that he had committed his preserve and had nothing else to jam in the cracks in his D fences. The St Bernard therefore decided to at tack further south as the Rome-El had little gas left to disengage, i.e. words were failing him.

Editor’s note: please remember that ‘to gas’ is slang for ‘to talk’.

3.3.4  D + 7–9: 30 October – 1 November

On the 30th The Austria-lions third attempt saw them astride the road and railway making the Axes Say-lea-Ent pre-Carey-us. 21 pansies made four at tacks but these were repulsive.

Rome-El had given Albert Kettle a ring for some more fool which Albert ‘flu in, but most of this ended up in Ben’s Khasi, too far to the west to be of much use.

By now the Rome-El had only 90 thanks left against the Bright-ish 800, a ratio of nearly 9:1.

3.4      Phase four: Operation Supercharge

3.4.1  D + 10: 2 November

The opera-shun was known as Super-Farage.  And here he is in action. And see end of section for a couple of links.

This faze of the opera-shun had the objective to destroy the NME’s amour (although there wasn’t much left), farcing the NME to fight in the open (there was a lot of open left), reducing the Axes stock of pet-trolls (although there weren’t many of these left), at tacking and occu-pie-ing NME supply roots (there weren’t many of these anyway), and causing the disintegration of the NME’s army.

N.B. disintegration is the opposite of integration in pure maths.

The initial thrust of Super Farage was carried out by 2 New Zeal-enders. Left-ten-ant General Burn-hard Freeburg (like an over done beef burger), their come-and-er, was not impressed as they had suffered a lot in July earlier that year.

Rather like New Zealanders today suffering under the Moron Jacinda ‘Eat’s all for your saifety’ Ardern.

Apparently, the Rome-El had 102 Germ-men effective thanks and the It-a-lie-Ian’s 65 thanks. This does not match up with Wikipedia’s earlier comments but never mind. They didn’t have a lot, that’s the point.

Super Farage began with a seven hour hairy-el, i.e. a hairy angel bombardment on Telly-lacka-queer and Sid-he ‘ave Del Raw Man. This was followed by a four and a half hour Farage of 360 buns firing 15,000 shells collected from the beach.

The New Zeal-enders cleared 5 lanes through the meinfields which allowed the Royal Dragons to slip out and rayed the Axes commune-E-Kaye-shuns.

The 9 Amour Brig-aid started out from L Alley-main Station but when it arrived at its start line (which was different from where it started out), they fancied a Curry so were delayed for half an hour whilst they ate it.

The Germ-men and It-a-lie-Ian anti-thank buns opened fire upon the charging thanks silly-WHO-wetted by the rising sun. Which seems a bit silly to me, obvious targets, but there you are.

The Bright-ish amours suffered heavy casual-ties but did cause a lot of damage and 35 buns and several dread-Huns were taken poisoner.

The Axes counter at tacked but the 9 Amour Brig-aid and the Thirst Armour Di Vision had Doug in with anti-thank buns, Art Hillary and in-ten-sieve hair support  who/which as usual did the trick of de-feeting the Axes farces.

The Axes lost some 100 thanks and should not have had more than 65 odd thanks left, Wikipedia article notwithstanding.

Whilst the X Corpse had not broken out, it had achieved its objective of finding and destroying NME thanks. This became known as the “Hammering of the Pansies”. Today this would be known as the “Hammering of the snowflakes”.

On the night of 2 Know-vember General John Thomas told the Rome-El that he would have at most 35 thanks the next day and his anti-thank wee-upons reduced to a turd.

The Rome-El wisely concluded that to four-stall a breakthrough and complete destruction of the hole army he must withdraw to Fuka.

Or in his alleged words “Ach Fuka, I’m off to Fuka, anybody who wants to join me had better hurry up.”

His mobile farces (such as Apple, Samsung, and Google Pixel) were ordered to make a fighting withdrawal while his other four-mations were to withdraw as best they could with the limited trans-port available.

N.B. trans-port is what the trans-gender use to get around.

Here are the articles with Super Farage in action.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/us/1694079/Nigel-Farage-Donald-Trump-Dan-Wootton-GB-News-Republican-Party-DXUS

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1694076/nigel-farage-gavin-williamson-tory-party-UK-politics-latest-ont

3.4.2  D + 11: 3 November

Not much of use happened this day. Boring.

3.5      Phase five: the break-out

On the 2nd Know-vember the Rome-El had signalled to A Doll F Hitter that in essence the Axes were stuffed.

A Doll F Hitter is alleged to have replied:

To Field Marsh-angel Rome-angel. It is with rusting conference in your leadershit and the courage of the Germen-It-a-lie-Ian tropes under your command that the Germ-men people and I are following the heroic straggle in Egypt (from the relative safety of our bunkers/herr raid shelters).

In the situation which you find yourself there can be no other thought but to stand fast as quickly as you can, yield not a yard (Hitter didn’t like metric) of ground and throw every gun and every man into the battle (as the Rome-El had run out of ammunition, i.e. try throwing the guns/comrades at the enemy instead).

Considerable herr farce reinforcements are being sent to C.-in-C South (which may or may not reach you in time). The Duck and the Come-and-do Super-remo are also making the utmost efforts to send you the means to continue the fight (whilst eating pasta and drinking red wine to keep up their figures).

Your enemy, despite his superiority, must also be at the end of his strength (cross fingers). It would not be the first time in history that a strong Willy has triumphed over the bigger batty-lions. As to your tropes, you can show them no other road than that to victory or deaf (as the explosions will burst your ear drums) – A Doll F Hitter.

So in essence A Doll F Hitter replied ‘Hear no, see no evil’ or in other words everything’s fine don’t worry, the enemy is collapsing as well as you, just stay where you are and die damn you!

Rather reminiscent of the Democrats in the USA at the moment I would say. Please add your comments below if you have any thoughts on the matter.

The Rome-El was understandably stunned and didn’t know what to do but being Germ-men they obeyed without question.

Like people obeying governments without question and having vaccines which they know make them ill but without them they can’t travel, have a job, have sex, etc. etc. But on the bright side they’re not dead.

Yet.

3.5.1  D + 12, 4 November

By Noclador – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2572381

As often is the case, the Ate-th Army plan for purr-suit (a type of fur worn by a pussy cat) began at Dawn. Dawn is a great lady to start the day with.

The advance took plaice with the Thirst and Sven-th Amoured Di Visions along with Laurie Brig-aids from New Zeal-and. The later took time to get going as they were constipated.

The plan to trap the 90 Lights of the Germ-men Miss-Fired; she is often to blame for these things.

Thirst Amoured met 21 Pansies and had to push them back for most of the day.

The Sventh Amoured met Harriett, the It-a-lie-Ian Amour, and destroyed her after a determined resistance. The story of Sven and Harriett may be recounted in full someday.

However, the Rome-El did write this in his dairy it is alleged:

Enormous lust-clouds could be seen south and south-east of headquarters [of the DAK], where the desperate struggle of the small and ineffishent It-a-lion thanks of XX (N.B. female chromosomes) Corpse was being played out against the hundred or so British heavy thanks which had come round their open right flank.

I was later told by May-jaw von Luck, whose batty-lion I had sent to close the GOP between the It-a-lions and the Afreaka Korpse, that the It-a-lions, who at that thyme represented our strong-guest motorised farce, fort with exemplary courage. Thank after thank split as-under or burned out, while all the thyme a tremendous British Farage lay over the It-a-lion infant-tree and Art Hillary positions.

The last signal came from the Harriett at about 15.30 hours “Enemy thanks penetrated south of Harriett (the mind boggles). Harriett now encircled (Sven had his Armies around her). Location 5 km north-west Burr e-l A-bed (Sven and Harriett were having a ‘lie down’, ahem). Harriett thanks still in action”. […] In Harriett we lost our oldest It-a-lion cumraides, from whom we had probably always demanded more than they, with their poor armament, had been capable of performing.

Crocodile tears from the Rome-El I think.

Anyway, watch it you men, don’t ask so much of your wives if you won’t help them out.

The 133  Amour Lothario and the 101 Motor-ties Tree-est were also destroyed. I gather Berlin Radio claimed that in this sector the “Bright-ish were made to pay for their penetration (!) with enormous lasses in men and Matt Aerial. The It-a-lions fought to the last man.”

Unlike the Germ-men who had scarpered. Much like today when Germ-many gets its allies to fight on its behalf whilst it rakes in the profit.

Anyway, the Bright-ish took many poisoners, mostly It-a-lie-Ians.

The Bologna Di Vision and the remnants of the Trent Division (part of Trent Water) tried to fight their way out and marched into the dessert without water, food (or Bologna sauce) or trans-port before surrendering, exhaust-Ted and dyeing from D hydration.

Lack of vitamin D one of the main causes of Covid 19/the ‘flu of course.

It was reported that Kernel Harry-go Da-low-lio, commanding the 40th Infant-tree Reggie-meant of the Bologna Di Vision, surrendered saying, “We have ceased firing not because we haven’t the desire but because we have spent every pound”. In a symbolic act of defiance, no one in the 40th Infantry Regiment “Bologna” raised their Hans.

This is because Hans had scarpered along with the rest of the Germ-men to the Fuka escarpment.

I dare say the Italians nowadays feel abandoned by the Germans in the EU.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1283714/eu-coronavirus-crisis-germany-italy-corona-bonds-feud-angela-merkel

At the end of the article (from 2020 mind) it says:

On the Facebook page of the German Embassy in Rome, there has been a storm of outraged comments from Italians.

Under an interview with the ministers Heiko Maas and Olaf Scholz a user has said: “Germany has always wanted to take control of our Italy.”

Another user wrote, “they let us bleed to death”

Well, not all Italians feel that way judging by other comments, but the fact of the matter is that history has been repeating itself, and it is the Nazis/Marxists all over again as I keep saying.

3.5.2  D + 13, 5 November

“Remember, remember the 5th of November.” Except not a lot happened to remember this day 80 years ago in the desert. Let’s move on (unlike the British armour which didn’t move much).

3.5.3  D + 14, 6 November

Fool problems plagued the Bright-ish amour (tell me about it, I still see fools around in the street or online who think, I use the term advisedly, that Covid 19 is a ‘thing)’.

It rained mid-day (yes, it really does rain in the desert sometimes) and supply vehicles got stuck in the bog – tell me about it, why only this morning – ahem, sorry, where was I?

Ah yes, the 2 New Zeal-and-ers advanced toward Sid I Han-ish (like Spanish only from Han) while the 8th Amoured Brig-aid, 10th Amoured Di Vision, had moved west from Gall-al to occupy the landing fields at Fucka and the escarpment.

It was difficult to define bumb lines (a.k.a. builders’ bottoms) as usual but US heavy bumbers attacked Two-brook, sinking Ethiopia and later attacked Ben’s khazi, sinking Mars and setting the tanker Portofino (a very fine port wine) alight.

N.B. sinking Mars was a bonus as they didn’t planet.

3.5.4  D + 15 onward, 7 to 11 November

Waterlogged ground and lack of fool stranded the Thirst and Sventh Amoured Di Visions. The  Amoured Di Vision, on the coast road and with ample fool, advanced to Mere-sa Ma-true while its infant-tree mopped up on the road, as it was so wet.

Rommel intended to fight a delaying action at Sid I Bar-any, 80 Miles (130 km) west of Ma-true, to gain time for Axes tropes to get through the battlenecks at Half-a-ya and So-lum.

The last rearguards (lederhosen which are leather and protect one’s rear) left Ma-true on the knight of 7th/8th Know-vember but were only able to hold Sid I Bar-any until the evening of 9th Know-vember.

By knightfall on 11th Know-vember, the Hegypt-Ian wall was clear but the St Bernard was forced to order that the purr-suit should temporarily be continued only by amoured cars and Art Hillary, because of the difficult-tea in supplying tea to the lager formations west of Bar-dia where they had run out of beer, let alone lager and tea.

By Stephen Kirragetalk – contribs – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2917699

4          Aftermath

4.1      Analysis

To quote Wikipedia:

El Alamein was a British victory, although Rommel did not lose hope until the end of the Tunisia Campaign. Churchill said,

It may almost be said, “Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat”.

Well I suppose he did say “it may almost be said”, but in reality that was not so. After El Alamein there were no real defeats that seriously reversed the fortunes of war, but before El Alamein there were victories in such things as sinking the Graf Spee and the Bismarck, the taking of Madagascar, the defeat of the Italians in East Africa, the winning of the Battle of Britain, and the defeat of the Italian armies in Libya by the British and Commonwealth forces under General Wavell who I think is underestimated.

In the last case, he achieved with relatively little a considerable victory against much larger Italian forces.

As Wikipedia says The Allies frequently had numerical superiority in the Western Desert but never had it been so complete in quantity and quality. With the arrival of Sherman tanks, 6-pounder anti-tank guns and Spitfires in the Western Desert, the Allies gained a comprehensive superiority.

Montgomery envisioned the battle as an attrition operation, similar to those fought in the First World War and accurately predicted the length of the battle and the number of British and Commonwealth casualties. British artillery was superbly handled and British air support was excellent, in contrast to the Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica, which offered little or no support to ground forces, preferring to engage in air-to-air combat. Air supremacy had a huge effect on the battle. Montgomery wrote,

The moral effect of air action [on the enemy] is very great and out of all proportion to the material damage inflicted. In the reverse direction, the sight and sound of our own air forces operating against the enemy have an equally satisfactory effect on our own troops. A combination of the two has a profound influence on the most important single factor in war—morale.

In the end Rommel and the Axis forces over extended themselves just as they were doing in the vast spaces of Russia, and it was only a matter of time with the USA in the war before its military and economic might would have full effect and bring down Germany.

Montgomery understood the principles of infantry warfare due to his WW1 experience yet also understood the need for mobility. He would not attack until he and the army was good and ready, and preparations made for the pursuit, the long term goal to drive the Axis forces from North Africa.

Previous commanders had not done this, although they were hampered to a degree by lack of decent anti-tank weapons and tanks.

The armoured forces never really got it together very well against the Germans and many still had the cavalry attitude of “charge at ‘em” like at Balaclava in the Crimea War 80 years earlier, although they were beginning to learn.

Rommel and a cadre of German mobile forces survived to continue the fight in Tunisia, and Rommel would go on to confront Montgomery again in the Battle of Normandy.

4.2      Casualties

You can read about these yourself but it may be reasonable to list these as mainly:

Axis

25,000 men killed or wounded (including 5,920 Italians killed)

30,000 prisoners (20,000 Italians and 10,724 Germans),

510 tanks and 2,000 field guns, anti-tank guns, and anti-aircraft guns.

64 German and 20 Italian aircraft.

Allies

13,560 casualties, of whom 2,350 men had been killed, 8,950 wounded and 2,260 were missing of which;

58 percent of the casualties were British,

22 percent Australian,

10 percent New Zealanders – note high percentage relative to the small population of New Zealand at the time. You can check yourselves but relative population of Australia to New Zealand was about 4:1.

So New Zealand had about double the casualties relative to those suffered overall.

6 percent South African,

1 percent Indian

3 percent other nationalities.

332 to 500 tanks, although by the end of the battle, 300 had been repaired.

The artillery lost 111 guns

77 British and 20 American aircraft.

Final thoughts

It was the 8th Army under Bernard Montgomery that defeated the Afrika Korps and the Italian forces under Rommel. So note that 8 is Jesus Christ’s number. This link is helpful I consider.

https://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/8.html

And, I stand amazed but not surprised, ‘He Ra mighty’ is an anagram of Eighth Army!!!

For indeed, Jesus Christ is ‘He Ra (or God) mighty’, a mighty God.

By contrast, ‘AZ camper fairy RNA’ is anagram of Panzer Army Africa.

As is ‘AC Nazi framer pray’. Which is rather interesting.

As is ‘American AZ fry rap’. Which is very interesting given many Nazis went to America north and south.

I have written much of the following in my post on the First battle of El Alamein but worth repeating albeit modified as required.

I anagrammed the name ‘El Alamein’. Fascinatingly, I found this.

‘Élan Aleim’, meaning ‘The spirit of God’ or ‘The spirit of the angels’, or ‘The force of God’ etc.

It is written

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17

For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good purpose.

Philippians 2:13

As regards the new Zealanders I note it is written in Isaiah 9 v.7

Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from that time and forevermore.

The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.

We might note the role of the New Zealanders. And their zeal is noticeable!

As regards Rommel, the Rome-El or Rome angel, well, as vaccination is an anagram of ‘Icon Vatican’, it is the Vatican in Rome at the heart of the matter, albeit it is the evil ones within it and elsewhere behind it all.

But in today’s world I see the children of God, men and women, rising up to halt the wave of evil trying to swamp the nations. The swamp creatures are being halted and will be driven back.

And the spirit of the Lord will achieve this with all His angels seen and unseen.

Keep going, and look up, your redemption draws near!

Or as Winston Churchill might say


P.S. If you wish you can read my post on

The First battle of El-Alamein: 1–27 July 1942

Or if you like war history and can cope with my whacky approach, go to The Naff Caff via World Menu for more tasty menus!

Author: alphaandomega21

Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector'sson. When not posting pages or paging posties, trying to be a good husband, and getting over a long term health issue, I am putting the world to rights. I have nothing better to do, so why not? But of course that includes dancing, being funny (in more than one sense), poking fun at life, poking fun at myself, deflating the pompous, reflating the sad. Seeking to heal the whole of the soul (and body where possible). In short making life as good as it possibly can be for others as well as myself. You can't say fairer than that. But if you can, please say. People need to know.

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