The Allies had much to celebrate after winning the Second Battle of El Alamein, which destroyed 30 percent of the Axis forces and pushed Rommel's troops from Egypt to Tunisia. In our imaginations, Hitler reacted something like this:
"That morning Hitler's breakfast consisted solely of the fringe of his bedroom rug, which he tore off in great mouthfuls in frustrated rage. They can't do this to me--me, The Fuehrer!"
The Second Battle of El Alamein was the Western Allies' first successful offensive against the Axis, due in large part to a ten-person production team responsible for developing top-notch weaponry and equipment. These contributions included Clinton R. Hanna's tank gunnery, which could hit a target two miles away while driving at full speed; Ed Tracy's field-checking set, which could test a bomber's instruments three minutes before take-off; and James A. Merrill's idea to use women's hosiery as bandaging for damaged fuel tanks.
Read the full story in "Nightmares to Order for Hitler"