Object details

Category
Art
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Gimson, George Stanley
Production date
1942-11-02
Place made
Thailand
Materials

Support: paper

medium: Pencil

Dimensions

Support: Height 103 mm, Width 184 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART 16914

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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.