Those melodies bring back the "old spirit", that atmosphere that was present on the battlefields. The infantry sprang from their trenches and attacked the Germans. People gather to remember fallen German soldiers at Al Alamein in Egypt. A visit to a Red Cross hospital that lies 12 feet below ground level at El Alamein. by Waleed Y. Majeed » 19 Oct 2017, 10:54, Post

As artillery pounded the German positions, soldiers cleared enemy minefields by the light of the full moon.

Monty Visits The Navy. Slowly, unsteadily, through the grind of combat, the Allies continued to advance.

El Alamein (Arabic: العلمين ‎, IPA: [elʕælæˈmeːn], literally: the two flags) is a town in the northern Matrouh Governorate of Egypt.

This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by the Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld and Christoph Awender's WW2 day by day. Rommel tried to counter-attack with his tanks, but they were halted by bombardments from artillery and aircraft.

Re: Bagpipes at war.

A counter-attack that night by Indian and New Zealand troops defeated two Italian divisions.

by dor1941 » 01 Dec 2012, 07:16, Post Founded in 1999. Montgomery threw both these elements out the window in hopes of surprising Rommel. Exhausted and at the end of their supply lines, they regrouped ready for a new push. Register now, Full title reads: "ALAMEIN TO-DAY". Wheatcroft Collection’s S130 – The Last Survivor Has New Home, The USS Arizona – 5 Facts You May Not Know and 30 Photos. You might want to check out Caber Feidh. A corridor was punched straight into the Axis lines, and through it poured the British 1st Armoured Division. What songs were played at the battlefie.

Some troops became isolated, caught out amid the minefields. After 12 days of fierce fighting, the whole German army was on the run. It was a trick. Montgomery, believing his army unready for a pursuit, broke off the battle on the 7th of September. While the RAF bombarded Luftwaffe airfields to keep their planes on the ground, Allied infantry dug concealed trenches towards the German lines further north.

Follow. When the German and Italian tanks began their advance they found themselves bombarded by the RAF, while heavy fire hit the infantry clearing mines ahead of them.


The conventional view of how to fight in the desert had two key elements – attacking on the southern flank to turn the enemy and focusing on breaking the opposing tanks first. Not registered? The mighty Rommel was now in retreat. After El Alamein, Churchill ordered them rung in celebration.

Unhappy with Auchinleck’s cautious approach, he replaced him with Sir Harold Alexander as Commander-in-Chief and General Bernard Montgomery as commander of the Eighth Army. Alamein Bala Masihi Geet. Despite their preparations, the German Panzers were again unable to break through. This was the one theater of World War Two where Britain had any hope of pushing back the Axis powers. Red Cross In The Front Line. To hold the line was suicide, but so was disobeying the Fuhrer’s orders. by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 19 Oct 2017, 16:43, Return to “The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45”, Discussions on all aspects of the The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth during the Inter-War era and Second World War. by Vitesse » 09 Sep 2007, 16:34, Post They had suffered 13,500 casualties in exchange for 50,000 Germans and Italians dead, wounded or captured.

Next to them are the crosses of the German and Italian dead. Shots of the depression at Quattara - troops in the desert between Quattara and Alamein. by Meczyk » 06 Sep 2007, 16:36, Post

Things You May Not Have Known About The Oscars. Barclay). Seeing no way out, Rommel turned a blind eye as his subordinates began to withdraw. Dummy supplies, tanks, and radio signals filled the southern end of the Allied lines, tricking the Germans into expecting an attack there. The Allies were finally winning in North Africa. On the 28th of October, Australian forces began an advance along the coast at the northern end of the battle. Several days of muddled fighting followed, opposing lines becoming tangled in a series of attacks and counter-attacks. by Bren » 17 Oct 2017, 09:20, Post I know that bagpipes aren't bulletproof, and I hope that all fallen bagpipers are now playing on the green fields above us. Field Marshal Montgomery visits the HMS 'Alamein' at Chatham. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill went out to visit on the 4th of August, eager to see the Allies go on the offensive. 4 years ago | 32 views. There's no question about the power of the pipes to arouse spirit, in many different ways. When the time came, they would pour out of these trenches, face the Germans in brutal close combat, and break a hole in the line through which the armor could pour.

The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack - Theme Song Music composed by Bear McCreary Trouble with fuel supplies delayed Rommel’s next advance until the 31st of August. Was there a special selection of such songs, or the musician could play any song that his commander ordered? Various shots of the enemy mechanised armour lined up across the desert. Close up shot of the signs left by the army that once fought in this area. Hosted by Andy H, Long time ago, I've watched a film about Dieppe (? The movie, does anyone knew this bagpipe tune in this video. El Alamein desert advance of British troops.

Hitting this line on 30 June, Rommel’s troops found their advance halted. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden. I guess pipes are no match for automatic weapons fire. by Stephan » 08 Sep 2007, 10:44, Post In England, the church bells had been silent for years, waiting to ring the alarm if Germany invaded. Here, the Australian “desert rats” of Tobruk, along with troops from Britain, India, New Zealand, and South Africa, prepared to make their stand, backed by the Royal Air Force (RAF). (Mute & Track Negs.). The battle became one of attrition, in which shorter supply lines gave the British an edge. Browse more videos. by Meczyk » 10 Sep 2007, 08:24, Post

Re: Bagpipes at war. After El Alamein, Churchill ordered them rung in celebration. El Alamein (Al Alamain), Egypt. Please log in to add to WorkSpaces. Today it's termed "Dress For Parade". Monty talks about El Alamein on the third anniversary of the battle. Repatriated Australian prisoners pay tribute to dead comrades in El Alamein. by I B Piper » 10 Sep 2007, 00:48, Post Various shots of the cemetery in the El Alamein cemetery with the crosses of British and Allied soldiers. by I B Piper » 10 Sep 2007, 13:45, Post El Alamein offered one key advantage for the British that they had not had when trying to form previous lines. Battle was begun. by Knouterer » 19 Oct 2017, 10:13, Post The Camerons were piped into Dieppe with 'March of the Cameron Men' and the Canadian Scottish Regiment (I think) were piped into Juno beach with 'Bonnie Dundee'. Two British infantry brigades and one of armor poured through the lines held by New Zealanders further south. This gave Montgomery time to prepare and ruined any chance of surprise. It was far from the end of the Allies’ difficulties, but it was, as Churchill said, “the end of the beginning”. Monty talks about El Alamein on the third anniversary of the battle. Long shot of a large expanse of desert where the 8th Army had passed. El Alamein. By the 3rd of September, the Axis forces were in retreat. I know that I'm writing in a complicated way, but I can't write better in English, You may be referring to the scene in the movie. Barclay). In the summer of 1942, things were looking bleak for British and Commonwealth soldiers fighting in North Africa. This territorial regiment maintained its Scottish ties, traditions and uniform items throughout the war and received reinforcements from the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Aberdeen. What songs were played at the battlefield? The Allies were finally winning in North Africa.

It's the tune that was played for a charge. On taking over the Eighth Army, Montgomery had immediately reorganized it to suit his way of fighting, a way very different from the cautious Auchinleck. Alamein Bala by Mohammed Ali. We always welcome comments and more information about our films.All posts are reactively checked. The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45, ↳   Life in the Third Reich & Weimar Republic, ↳   Kriegsmarine surface ships and Kriegsmarine in general, ↳   Luftwaffe air units and Luftwaffe in general, ↳   German Strategy & General German Military Discussion, ↳   NSDAP, other party organizations & Government, ↳   The Ron Klages Panzer & other vehicles Section, ↳   Panzer & other vehicles - Photo threads, ↳   Axis Documents, Feldpost numbers, Postcards & Other Paper Items, ↳   The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45, ↳   The Allies and the Neutral States in general, ↳   German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions, ↳   The end of the Ottoman Empire 1908-1923, ↳   Translation help: Breaking the Sound Barrier. by JamesL » 06 Sep 2007, 16:21, Post Whereas those previous positions had been exposed to a flanking maneuver from the south, at El Alamein that flank could be placed against the Qattara Depression, thousands of miles of marshes and salt lakes through which heavy military vehicles could not pass. Were there any other songs played on bagpipes on the battlefield? Victory was in sight, and he prepared to take advantage. Orders from Hitler forbade him to retreat, but the enemy was streaming through. Located on the Arab's Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, it lies 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of Alexandria and 240 kilometres (149 mi) northwest of Cairo.As of 2007, it had a … Holy Cross. by drawing425 » 10 Nov 2012, 00:06, Post In late June, the British under General Sir Claude Auchinleck were driven back east in a series of brutal skirmishes. What songs were played at the battlefield? As I understand it, the playing of the pipes during WW2 on the field of battle was actually against military regulations and it happened on only a few occasions. At one in the morning on the 2nd of November, Montgomery’s real strike began. From (I believe) mid-1915 they were required to remain in the trenches when their regiment went over the top. Bagpipes at war. by Meczyk » 06 Sep 2007, 14:03, Post Three battalions were raised; the 1st fought in Italy, the 2nd never left home, the 3rd was converted to HAA artillery and also fought in Italy. Running full tilt across minefields into the face of the German guns, they took horrific casualties to achieve a critical success. Various shots of the dugouts and sandbag emplacements. This was because, during the early months of the Great War, there had been a horrifying toll of pipers who were leading attacks across open ground: inevitably burdened by the heavy pipes they were a prime target. Post by Knouterer » 19 Oct 2017, 10:13 I have just been reading a history of the London Scottish in WWII (by Brigadier C.N.

They had suffered 13,500 casualties in exchange for 50,000 Germans and Italians dead… In England, the church bells had been silent for years, waiting to ring the alarm if Germany invaded. The attack was initially successful, but not as decisive as Montgomery hoped.

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