Saturday, November 3, 2012




El Alamein – the tide turns against Rommel

A 6-pdr anti-tank gun and its crew in action in the Western Desert, 3 November 1942.

The battle is going very heavily against us. We’re simply being crushed by the enemy weight. I’ve made an attempt to salvage part of the army. I wonder if it will succeed. At night I lie open-eyed, racking my brains for a way out of this plight for my poor troops. We are facing very difficult days, perhaps the most difficult that a man can undergo. The dead are lucky, it’s all over for them.