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October 23, 1942 El Alamein

Rommel in his command halftrack

German forces, under the command of General Rommel, met the British forces, under the command of General Montgomery at El Alamein. Montgomery had a two-to-one advantage in tanks, and was victorious. It was one of the largest tank battles in history. The victory in El Alamain eliminated the German threat to the Suez Canal and the Middle East. Together with the German stalemate in Stalingrad represented the high water mark in German advances and with defeats in both places began the slow German defeat.