Object details

Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Mennie, John 'Jack' George
Production date

Technique: linocut

Primary Support: japanese tissue paper

Mount: Conservation mount board

medium: paint


Mount: Height 410 mm, Width 560 mm

Support: Height 189 mm, Width 308 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART LD 7303

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Second World War
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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.