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Today in History: October 23

Microsoft News | Slide 4 of 15: And the gunners wait' (1942), from 'The Eighth Army' (His Majesty's Stationery Office, London), 1944. Soldiers of the British 8th Army preparing for the Battle of El Alamein.

1942 - WWII - The Battle of El Alamein

In 1942, during World War II, Britain launched a major offensive against Axis forces at El Alamein (el ah-lah-MAYN') in Egypt, resulting in an Allied victory.

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