Object details

Category
Film
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
RAF Film Production Unit (Production company)
Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
Dimensions

whole: Footage: 674ft Running time: 6 mins

Catalogue number
ARY 36-24

Related content

Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
Second World War
How The British Secured A Victory In The Desert During The Second World War
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.