Diary August 5, 1942

Auk on the Alexandria road

The Auk on the Alexandria road during ‘First Battle of El Alamein’. Whether it was right to Churchill to remove Auchinleck after his victory in this battle is another matter. The main problem was that Auchinleck was not good at selling himself and he refused to counter-attack until mid-September. Unfortunatly, modesty is not often a highly regarded political trait.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, August 5m 1942:

Africa

Western Desert: Churchill visits 8th Army; decides to replace Auchinleck.

Eastern Front

Central Russia: Heavy fighting in Rzhev sector.

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