6:50PM, Saturday 24 Feb
The Desert Generals: Victory & Controversy at El Alamein
Britain would have lost her empire and the war in 1942 had Axis forces beaten the British army in the Middle East. Tim Collins re-investigates Britain's critical desert campaign, and the controversial battle tactics needed to take on the unbeaten Panzer army in total war, preventing Hitler from gaining Egypt, Iraq and the oil fields. Foreshadowing current world events, this oil-rich region was crucial to the war effort. These are the World War...