Saturday, September 1, 2012




Rommel gets bogged down

'Australians storm a strongpoint'. A posed portrait of Australian troops advancing during the Second Battle of El Alamein, 3 September 1942.

What most of us weren’t aware of, was that false maps of the area had been allowed to fall into enemy hands which indicated certain routes between the Qattara Depression and the two ridges as being ‘safe’, whilst others were dangerous, meaning soft and treacherous sandy going.