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Vivid Battle Memories Return to Egypt With British Veterans

For Bill Blackburn, the memories that returned were the flies, the thirst, and the power of the artillery barrage that opened the battle of El Alamein. Blackburn was one of six British World War II veterans to visit the desert battlefield on the 76th anniversary of the decisive Allied victory that marked an important step toward the eventual defeat of German and Italian forces in Africa in May 1943. Those who fought are now in their late 90s, and may not return again. Montgomery vs...

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