The Battle of El Alamein, 1942 – 1943

October 23, 1942:  The Battle of El Alamein began with a major attack by British forces on Rommel’s Afrika Corps and their Italian Allies.  When the fighting started the Axis were on the verge of sweeping the British out of Egypt, seizing the Suez Canal, cutting the Imperial lifeline to India and destroying the Jewish community in Eretz Israel. The well-supplied Allied forces overcame the usual timidity of their generals and broke the Axis lines, starting the Germans on a long retreat that would end with surrender in Tunisia in 1943.

Pictured here is a souvenir sheet issued by the Grenada Grenadines commemorating the battle as part of its series called, “The Route to Victory”.

el alamein souvenir sheet - grenada grenadines

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