Object details

Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
FOOT, M.R.D. (Author)
LANGLEY, J.M. (Author)
n.pub. (Publisher)
Place made

whole: Dimensions: 30cm., Pagination: 441 leaves, 1 fold. leaf of plate map

Catalogue number
LBY 95 / 1721

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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.