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Second World War (content)
Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Gaumont British (Production company)
Production date
Place made
United States of America

whole: Footage: 531 ft; Running time: 6 mins

Catalogue number
ADM 489

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
Second World War
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When Italy declared war on 10 June 1940, the Italian Army in Libya threatened the vital Suez Canal in British-occupied Egypt. Italian forces attacked Egypt on 13 September. General O’Connor’s Western Desert Force was outnumbered, but his commander-in-chief, General Wavell, ordered a surprise attack at Sidi Barrani three days later.