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Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
RODD, F.J.R. (Author)
HMSO (Publisher)
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whole: Dimensions: 23cm., Pagination: viii, 637p., 12p. of plates ill., maps

Catalogue number
LBY 78 / 1343

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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.