New Book Shows How Israel’s Fate Was Decided at the Battle of El Alamein

A breakthrough book by Gershom Gorenberg featuring uncovered secrets from World War II reveals how easily the war could have gone the other way, and how Israelis tend to exaggerate the role played by the Palmach

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The battle for El Alamein in Egypt during World War II.
David Green
David B. Green
David Green
David B. Green

Gershom Gorenberg believes that the war for North Africa doesn’t get the credit it deserves. With all due respect to the Battle of Stalingrad, which ended in February 1943, and the Normandy invasion in June 1944, both of them decisive turning points, if Axis forces had not been stopped at El Alamein in 1942, D-Day might never have happened, Gorenberg posits.

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