The Second Battle of El Alamein was a decisive turning point for the Allies in World War Two. Erwin Rommel, the ‘Desert Fox’ of the German Afrika Korps was finally forced into a permanent retreat by the Eighth Army under the energetic leadership of Bernard Montgomery. History of War Issue 26 discovers how this famous victory in the Egyptian desert was achieved using the introduction of the Sherman tank…and a secret army of magicians.
Issue 26 also looks at the rebellion of the medieval warrior Owain Glyndwr, the “Welsh Braveheart” who fought, amongst others, the future King Henry V. There are also thrilling stories of daring Allied escapes from Colditz Castle, pirate wars of the ancient world and the birth of German Stormtroopers during World War One.
Also in Issue 26:
-Frontline: American War of Independence
-The Briefing: Bloodbath in Yemen
-Operators Handbook: Handley Page Halifax
-Victoria Cross Hero: Charles Davis Lucas
-Artefact of War: Miltiades’s Helmet