Object details

Category
Sound
Related period
Second World War (production), 1945-1989 (content), Second World War (association)
Creator
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Werman, Marco (interviewee/speaker)
Plaut, Martin (recorder)
Production date
1989
Dimensions

whole: Duration 55, Number Of Items 2

Catalogue number
34157

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.