The Battle for North Africa
- Reasons for fighting here:
- - The Suez Canal
- - Oil in the Middle East
- Bernard Montgomery (leader on the British side) with his "desert rats"
- Rommel (leader on the German side) and the "Afrika Korps"
- They win a turning point battle Al Elamein in 1942 NUTS
- Prevent the Germans from the Suez and the oil
- This win showed that the even best German troops could be beaten
- Americans join battle in 1942; under power of Dwight D. Eisenhower