German prisoners of war under the escort of English soldiers in the Battle of El Alamein

German prisoners of war, English soldiers

German prisoners of war under the escort of British soldiers waiting for transport in the Battle of El Alamein. By October 25, 1942, more than 30,000 German and Italian soldiers were taken prisoner.


The British victory at El Alamein was the first significant success of the British forces in the North African campaign of 1940-1943. During the fortnight offensive actions, the 8th British Army broke down the resistance of the Italo-German troops, inflicted great damage on them and expelled them from Egypt. This changed the situation in North Africa and the Mediterranean in favor of the Western Allies.


Sources of information about the photo:

  1. army.lv
  2. humus.livejournal.com




Location: El Alamein, Egypt
Photo date: October 25, 1942

In : 1942

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