Cavalcade of victory

Accession Number F01825
Collection type Film
Measurement 28 min 50 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Alamein Area, El Alamein, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Alamein Area, Sidi Abd el Rahman, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), Fuka
Date made 9 January 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


For some months British Allied Forces and the Axis Army, lay locked in stalemate in the desert of Quatara and El Alamein. Rommel's thrust to conquer Egypt had failed, but he was massing for another desperate bid. The Allies were also gathering power to crush the invader and sweep him from the shores of North Africa. By 23 October 1942 the British and their Allies were in a position to attack. Identified personnel include: General Montogomery; General Ritter von Thoma; Major General L J Morshead; NX70218 Reverend Captain John Baskin leading bearers at the burial service for Brigadier A H L Godfrey.

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