Object details

Category
Newspapers and journals
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
59th Staffordshire Division, the Friends of Thury-Harcourt (Publisher)
Production date
1949
Place made
N.p.
Catalogue number
LBY E. 5 / 107

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
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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.