At El Alamein Montgomery played a set piece tactical Battle that suited him perfectly. The war in Africa was to play a key role in the overall success of the Allies in World War Two.Within the Africa scenario, In the initial stages of World War Two, the Allies did not do well.The Battle of Britain gave British people hope after the despair of Dunkirk, but the first real ‘taste’ of success was to come in Africa with Montgomery’s victory over Rommel’s Afrika Korps. British and American casualties were 33,000 and 18,558 respectively. This remarkable general also met Rommel on the battle, whom he conquered many times throughout the North African campaign, the reason for which he …

The campaign was fought between the Allies and Axis powers, many of whom … The Advance Echelon, AFHQ, arrived in Algiers on 9 November 1942. For the entire North African campaign, the British suffered 220,000 casualties. Rommel faced with a chronic shortage of fuel and supplies and a far numerically superior Eighth Army aswell as ill health was unable to stop the full might of Montgomery`s Army. That move made Egypt very wary of Italy’s imperialistic aspirations. With the fall of France in June 1940, Britain was the last active enemy of Nazi Germany. It began on November 8 and concluded on November 16, 1942.

The struggle for control of North Africa began as early as October 1935, when Italy invaded Ethiopia from its colony Italian Somaliland. While Rommel was winning the war of desert armor tactics during 1941-1942 in North Africa, he was losing the war of logistics. Patton in North Africa The following is an excerpt from Chapter Eight, "Tunisia: The Verdun of the Mediterranean", from the book " The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II " by Douglas Porch (FSG, May 2004). During the North African campaign, Axis losses totaled 620,000 men as casualties or prisoners of war - more than Germany lost during the subsequent Italian campaign.


Total Axis losses came to 620,000, which included the loss of three field armies. The Battle Of El Alamein - Montgomery's Offensive. To carry out TORCH a command named Allied Force Headquarters, North Africa (AFHQ), was established in London on 11 August 1942 with Eisenhower, by this time a lieutenant general, in command. Thus, the North African campaign and the naval campaign for the Mediterranean were extensions of each other in a very real sense. 23rd October to 4th November 1942. Bradley could have been referring to German General Erwin Rommel. Operation Torch was the Anglo-American invasion of French Morocco and Algeria during the North African Campaign of World War II.