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The Desert : North Africa, 1940-1943

Author: Laurence Olivier; Peter Batty; Jeremy Isaacs; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Thorn EMI Video, ©1981.
Series: World at war, vol. 8.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The war in North Africa takes the best part of three years and is fought and refought over the same 600 miles of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Cyrenaica (Libya) before Montgomery's "Desert Rats" defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. The Germans are driven from North Africa and the way seems clear to the underbelly of Europe, Italy. Includes documentary footage and interviews with persons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
War films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Peter Batty; Jeremy Isaacs; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 11634065
Notes: Title on container: Desert--the war in North Africa.
"In cooperation with the Imperial War Museum."
TVF 2058.
Credits: Graphics, Lester Halhed ; film editor, Alan Afriat ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis.
Performer(s): Narrator, Laurence Olivier.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS-Standard play) (52 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: World at war, vol. 8.
Other Titles: Desert, the war in North Africa
Desert, North Africa, 1940-1943
Responsibility: written and produced by Peter Batty ; produced by Jeremy Isaacs.

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The war in North Africa takes the best part of three years and is fought and refought over the same 600 miles of desert between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Cyrenaica (Libya) before Montgomery's "Desert Rats" defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein. The Germans are driven from North Africa and the way seems clear to the underbelly of Europe, Italy. Includes documentary footage and interviews with persons involved.

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