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El Alamein

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Originally Posted On October 22nd, 2017


"Here we will stand and fight; there will be no further withdrawal. I have ordered that all plans and instructions dealing with further withdrawal are to be burnt and at once. We will stand and fight here. If we can’t stay here alive, then let us stay here dead."


- Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery


The Second Battle of El Alamein fought in the deserts of North Africa, is seen as one of the decisive victories of the Second World War. The Second Battle of El Alamein was primarily fought between two of the outstanding commanders of World War Two, Bernard Montgomery, who succeeded the dismissed Claude Auchinleck, and Erwin Rommel.


El Alamein was the last defensible position for the Allies in North Africa before the Nile river. To the north of this apparently unremarkable railroad town was the Mediterranean Sea and to the south was the Qattara Depression. El Alamein was a bottleneck that ensures that Rommel could not use his favored form of attack – sweeping into the enemy from the rear. Rommel was a well-respected general in the ranks of the Allies.


The Allies have just been reinforced by the manufacturer might of the US and manpower of all over the British empire. Australians, Indians, Nepali, New Zealanders are all present at El Alamein. The newly arrived Sherman tanks were used in battle for the first time here and prove to be very effective in combat, contrary to the myth of it being outdated by contemporary media.


By November 2nd, 1942, Rommel knew that he was beaten. Hitler ordered the Afrika Korps to fight to the last but Rommel refused to carry out this order. On November 4th, Rommel started his retreat. 25,000 Germans and Italians had been killed or wounded in the battle and 13,000 Allied troops in the Eighth Army. The Allied victory at El Alamein leads to the retreat of the Afrika Korps and the German surrender in North Africa in May 1943.


"The great point to remember is that we are going to finish with this chap Rommel once and for all. It will be quite easy. There is no doubt about it. He is definitely a nuisance. Therefore we will hit him a crack and finish with him."


- Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery


And we're back, with some more Monthly History Time; I'll be calling these things that from now on. Second Battle of El Alamein is one of my favorite battles in World War II to learn from. And I figured I should draw something for it so here it is.


Carol is back as she is with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment who served with the 7th Armoured Division in my World Wars Chronicle Story. In this art also included 3 of my most favorite vehicles of WW2, the M4 Sherman, the M3 Stuart, and the P-40 Warhawk


Next month, we'll shred the heat of Africa to somewhere colder. It'll be very cold so don't forget your white camouflage, until then nähdään pian.


Special thanks to SimonSeville1500 for helping me with the descriptions again.


I use CLIP Studio Paint EX for all my artwork


"I was ordered several times by the Fuhrer to "Stand and Die." To fight to the last bullet, the last man. To execute and torture prisoners. I defied those orders."


- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

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Holy shit this is awesome! Like every single thing about it.

This is what im trying to tell you to do.

Now this is more like it.

Composition was pretty great like the lighting in the image.

The only 2 things i didn't like was the sheep & the tiger because well, they look cringey enough dammit.

But despite all that i still kinda like this performance (also because i liked the history of this war)

Welp, that's all i gotta say :v

This image insults boobie traps!

When Disney makes a ww2 movie.

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