The blockhouse, El Alamein / Mark Johnston.

Collection type Library
Author Johnston, Mark, 1960-;
Call Number C 355.00994 W297
Document type Journal Article
Year 1999
Citation Wartime : official magazine of the Australian War Memorial.: 1999, 8
Pagination 14 - 20

To the Australians it was the"blockhouse"; to the Germans "the hut". For several days an Egyptian railway workers' building was at the centre of a tiny area in which the outcome of the great battle of El Alamien hung in the balance. It was not a fortification, but a hospital, and to men of both sides it became an oasis of humanity in the midst of carnage.