Object details

Related period
1945-1989 (production), Second World War (content)
Evans, Merlyn
Place made
Great Britain

Support: paper

medium: etching

medium: aquatint


Support: Height 523 mm, Width 684 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART 15713 21

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.