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Second World War (content)
Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
United States Navy (Production company)
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Leeds (Lieutenant, US Navy) (Production individual)
Mareno (Chief Petty Officer, US Navy) (Undefined)
Production date
1942, 1944
Place made

whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 5

Catalogue number
ARY 255

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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.