The Battle of El Alamein
The Royal Italian Army acquits itself honorably in La Battaglia di El Alamein, it is a service function of the great collision recorded here as a dramatic analysis.
Montgomery stops the British flight, do or die. Rommel digs in with phony fortifications, upon their discovery by the British he replaces them with real Italians.
Montgomery lets a skirmish drop a phony minefield map into German hands.
Two Italian divisions are left to cover the German retreat with orders for a last-ditch defense.
The playing of this particular sonata on plainly visible themes is very fine music.