Episode 1 - The Battle of El Alamein
Two of the most charismatic generals of all time,
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and General Bernard Montgomery
clash over a barren stretch of rocky desert in the Egyptian desert. Each is
determined to outwit and outfight the other in a bloody battle of minds and men.
As they duel for North Africa and the oilfields of the
Middle East, Rommel relies on Blitzkrieg tactics of speed, surprise and daring.
Montgomery takes a different tack. He digs in for a defensive battle and puts
his faith in planning, training and new equipment.
The outcome of their head to head turns Hitler’s fortunes in
North Africa and gives the British their first decisive win of the war.