Object details

Category
Sound
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Anglia Ruskin University (Production company)
SIMMONDS, JOHN (recorder)
Lake, Peter Ivan (recorder)
Vidalie, Fernande (interviewee/speaker)
Production date
1991-03-21
Dimensions

whole: Duration 48, Number Of Items 2

Catalogue number
32997

Object associations

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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.