For the first time British and Empire troops will meet the Germans with ample equipment in modern weapons of all kinds. The battle itself will affect the whole course of the war. . . .
The desert Army may add a page to history which will rank with Blenheim and with Waterloo. The eyes of all nations are upon you. . . .
Officers read Winston Churchill's order of the day to small detachments of troops scattered across the desertto men standing under a downpour in the darkness of a desert night, split...