Diary August 5, 1942
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, August 5m 1942:
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.
Western Desert: Churchill visits 8th Army; decides to replace Auchinleck.
Central Russia: Heavy fighting in Rzhev sector.