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Second World War (content)
Air Ministry, Directorate of Public Relations (Production sponsor)
Royal Air Force Film Production Unit (Production company)
Layzell, R G (Production individual)
Hughes, H R (Production individual)
Connochie, T D (Production individual)
Woodcock, Sidney Leslie (Production individual)
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Catalogue number
ABY 48

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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.