Churchill's Desert War: The Road to El Alamein

About the Show

The Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 has gone down in history as an epic encounter between two famous generals, Montgomery and Rommel; the British army commander ‘Monty’ versus the ‘Desert Fox’ in charge of German and Italian forces. Drawing on official records and the personal insights of those involved, at every level, Jonathan Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle that, for Winston Churchill, marked the turn of the tide against Nazi Germany, but for the soldiers on the ground meant fighting and dying in a foreign desert.