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Diary August 30, 1942

German 105mm leFH18 field gun is shelling British positions during the Battle of Alam Halfa.

World War One Diary for Sunday, August 30, 1942:
Africa

Alamein – BATTLE OF ALAM HALFA (August 30-September 4): Rommel attempts to outflank El Alamein ‘Line’, but his Panzers are starved of fuel and harassed repeatedly from the air. New Zealand troops counter-attack September 3-4. Rommel issues Order of the Day: ‘… reinforced by new divisions we will launch a new attack in order finally to destroy the enemy.’

Occupied Territories

Luxemburg: Grand Duchy of Luxemburg annexed to German Reich.