A British officer armed with a revolver leading his men forward with fixed bayonets, El Alamein, 1942
Photograph, World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943), 1942.
The 2nd Battle of El Alamein in 1942 turned the tide of battle in the Western Desert in the Allies' favour. General Montgomery spent months building up an overwhelming advantage in men and armour, before launching his attacks against Field Marshal Rommel's German and Italian troops.
One of seven official photographic prints relating to the 2nd Battle of El Alamein 1942.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection