Object details

Category
Art
Related period
1945-1989 (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Hamilton, John
Materials

Support: panel

medium: oil

Dimensions

Support: Height 457 mm, Width 609 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART LD 7434

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.