Object details

Category
Photographs
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Catalogue number
ATP 12382C check
Part of
ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)

Related content

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.