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Join us for the launch of "The Day Rommel was Stopped" by Major F.R. Jephson MC PD and Chris Jephson.
2017 is the 75th anniversary of what was one of the most important and least known battles of World War II, the 1st Battle of Alamein. Based on extensive research into and hundreds of pages of notes collected and written by Major Jephson who participated in the battle, his son Chris Jephson has put together an account of this vital battle.
Here are a few of the points why this battle was so important and why its recognition is long overdue:
The halting of Rommel’s forces on the 2nd July 1942 was the first time the British had been able to stop the German advance in almost six months.
Though the battle was a stalemate, the delay allowed the British to rebuild and prepare the successful counter-offensive during the Second Battle of El Alamein.
With Rommel being arguably the most talented German General, stopping him was a great morale booster and signaled a crucial turning point in the war.
Chris Jephson was born in 1947. He has worked all over the world, in the shipping industry. In 1976 he joined the Maersk Group in Denmark and upon retirement, wrote a book on the company’s history, which was published as Creating Global Opportunities, Maersk Line in Containerisation 1973–2013 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and in Danish by Gyldendal.