• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 8-6-02
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 19.75 x 29.75 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. The first British offensive in North Africa began as a clash between the British and Italian forces in the western desert on June 11, 1940. The campaign was a remarkable success with the Italians surrendering on February 7, 1941. Although the Western Desert Force never exceeded 31,000 men (between December 9, 1940 and February 7, 1941) it had ad... more
    Poster, color, 19.75 x 29.75 in., printed for H. M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London. The first British offensive in North Africa began as a clash between the British and Italian forces in the western desert on June 11, 1940. The campaign was a remarkable success with the Italians surrendering on February 7, 1941. Although the Western Desert Force never exceeded 31,000 men (between December 9, 1940 and February 7, 1941) it had advanced more than 500 miles and captured more than 13,000 prisoners, about 400 tanks, nearly 850 guns, and thousands of wheeled vehicles. The 13th Corps' (as the Western Desert Force was renamed on January 1, 1941) own losses were about 500 killed, 1373 wounded, and 55 missing. World War II. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 14 Political Systems. less
  • Format
  • Ww20270p.jpg