Object details

Category
Art
Related period
1990 to the present day (production), Second World War (content), 1990 to the present day (content)
Creator
Bawden, Edward
Production date
2008
Place made
Great Britain
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 360 mm, Width 420 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM REPRO 000688

Object associations

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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.