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As our two jeeps turned the corner of the fort, we found ourselves looking up at three large eight-wheeler German armoured cars, not ten yards away, their 20mm guns trained on us. At the same instant, a clear voice, with a slightly American accent, called, “Put your hands up, boys!” Don Trotman was witness to and participant in one of the most significant events of World War Two — the turning of the tide against the forces of Nazi Germany in the second battle of El Alamein in Egypt. He was subsequently ambushed by the Afrika Korps and shipped off to German-occupied Europe as a prisoner of war. This engaging and warm memoir recounts his many adventures during the war.