Object details

Related period
1945-1989 (production), Second World War (content)
Unknown (Undefined)
Multi Machine Plates, London (printer)
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (publisher/sponsor)
Ministry of Information (publisher/sponsor)
Ministry of Labour (publisher/sponsor)
Production date
Place made
Great Britain

Support: paper

medium: lithograph


Support: Height 630 mm, Width 496 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 18799

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
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