32. What event, according to Winston Churchill, turned the tables in favor of the Allies in World War II?
Answer to Egypt Quiz #32
It may almost be said, “Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.”
So wrote Winston Churchill in The Hinge of Fate, the 4th volume of his Nobel Prize-winning chronicle of World War II.
He referred in particular to the Second Battle of El Alamein which was fought in Egypt’s Western Desert in the late fall of 1942 between the Allied Eighth Army commanded by Lt.-General Montgomery and the Panzer Army Africa under German General Rommel. The Allies succeeded in pushing Rommel back into Tunisia, where Axis forces surrendered in May 1943.