Object details

Category
Sound
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
British Broadcasting Corporation (recorder)
Rees, Thomas Wynford (interviewee/speaker)
Production date
1945-03-09
Dimensions

whole: Duration 4, Number Of Items 1

Catalogue number
2572

Object associations

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.