Object details

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

Support: paper

medium: lithograph


Support: Height 360 mm, Width 420 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM REPRO 000688

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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.