World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EGYPT: Change of Wind

The wind blew in another direction in Egypt. Two rival generals, hinting at future policies, revealed a change of tempers that presaged a reversal of the fighting in North Africa.

"We are preparing now for the next round." So spoke Lieut. General Bernard Law Montgomery, field chief of General Sir Harold Alexander.

"We did not advance into Egypt merely to be thrown out again." So spoke Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

There were incidents to bear out the interpretation that the British had become offensive-minded, Rommel defensive. The British advanced. In a short, fierce...

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