Object details

Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Spencer, Stanley
Production date

Support: paper

medium: Pencil


Support: Height 497 mm, Width 355 mm

Frame: Depth 30 mm, Height 720 mm, Width 555 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART LD 6008 1

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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.