An authentic record of the North African military operations of the 8th Army, ‘Desert Rats’. The battle of El Alamein in 1942 halted Rommel’s eastward advance, and led to the retreat of the Afrika Korps. After months of build up, British General Montgomery began an eight-day counter-offensive, which culminated in the British capture of Tripoli and Rommel’s defeat in 1943. Rare archive footage from the Army and RAF film and photographic units tells the story of the Eighth Army heroes who inflicted Britain’s first victory against the previously all-conquering German Army.
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