Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by jurisnik » 16 May 2021 16:39

Thanks jwsleser, you've made me really happy :milsmile: I'm off to dive in. I'll let you know when I update the maps. Cheers!
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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by jwsleser » 17 May 2021 15:09

I friend reminded me that the translations of the four volumes aren't very good. If you are only interested in the maps, no problem as those are scans of the originals.

However, if you are interesting in reading the Italian accounts, only the USSME translation of a part of volume III (covering El Alamein) is a decent translation. It can be found HERE

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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by jurisnik » 18 May 2021 12:39

Thanks again, I'll take a look
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— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by jurisnik » 18 May 2021 14:03

Here are the corrected maps. The biggest change is 185th Paratroopers Division Folgore, which was positioned in the south. It took part in stopping the New Zealander attack.

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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by iswise » 19 May 2021 14:23

Hi Jurisnik,
These maps and thread are of great interest, thanks. My Father in Law was in B Coy. 1Bn Rifle Brigade and his anti tank gun crew were stationed near point 102 on Alam Halfa ridge. He witnessed first hand the tank charge by Pip Roberts' Scots Greys. See extract I posted in this thread viewtopic.php?f=56&t=252189#p2344143 and see his recently published memoirs for further info:
"My Wartime Wanderings" by Kenneth L Phillips.
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Re: Maps of the Battle of Alam el Halfa

Post by jurisnik » 19 May 2021 14:26

Cheers Ian! I'll take a look :milsmile:
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, following the Second Battle of El Alamein

Attack at Dawn: North Africa website: https://www.attackatdawn.com/

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