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The World War II Wiki is a online encyclopedia that is dedicated to delivering the best information about the Second World War possible. The site covers everything from tanks to the companies that built them. We also have over 800 articles and many dedicated users. Still, we cannot complete our mission without your help. We are severely lacking in the manpower to get things moving and we need more users to come and help out. So, are you willing to answer the call?

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American Browning M1919 machine gun team fighting in Aachen, 15 October 1944.jpg
Infantry Weapons of World War II

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Aircraft of World War II

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Vehicles of World War II

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Ships of World War II

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Artillery of World War II

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Uniforms and Equipment of World War II

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Technology of World War II

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List of Units of World War II

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Theaters & Campaigns of World War II

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Munitions of World War II

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Factories of World War II

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Medals of World War II

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People of World War II

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Fortifications of World War II

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British 25 pounder firing at night, Second Battle of El Alamein, October 23, 1942.jpg
A British 25-Pounder artillery piece firing during a night barrage, October 23, 1942
The Second Battle of El Alamein took place from 23 October to 5 November 1942, near the El Alamein train station almost by the sea, and the great, impassable Quattara Depression to the south. General Bernard Montgomery commanded the British Eighth Army and General Erwin Rommel commanded the Italo-German Panzerarmee Afrika during this battle.

Erwin Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika had been pushing ever westward across the North African front, fighting his way closer to the Suez Canal and the oil-rich fields of Egypt. Italian "battleship convoys" under Admiral Angelo Iachino, intercepted Allied signals from the Italian Military Information Service (Servizio Informazione Militare or SIM),and the resulting Axis victories at Gazala, Tobruk, Mersa Matruh and Fuka had given Rommel the opportunity in reaching the Suez Canal. Unfortunately for Rommel, this important source of intelligence from the regulars reports to Washington from US military attache in Cairo, Colonel Bonner Fellers, stopped a week after the fall of Tobruk. Rommel had tried to overrun the opposing British Commonwealth forces during the Battle of Alam el Halfa, before they could build up overwhelming strength, but this had failed. The scenario was quickly set for what would prove be a decisive Allied victory in Egypt, that would push the Axis forces across Egypt and into Tunisia.

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