Primary History KS2: WW2 Clips. 'Monty' rallies the troops

Field-Marshal Montgomery addresses the 8th Army before the battle of El-Alamein.

Field-Marshal Montgomery addresses the 8th Army before the battle of El-Alamein.

Field-Marshal Bernard Montgomery - 'Monty' - led the British 8th Army in North Africa against German forces led by Erwin Rommel. The decisive battle of the desert campaign was at El Alamein.

The battle was one key turning point during the War. According to popular theory, Nazi Germany and her allies (the 'Axis forces') never lost a battle before El Alamein and never won one after it.

Here Montgomery rallies his troops on the eve of the battle in October 1942.

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