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Desert Victory (1943)

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The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment.

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This documentary recounts the famous World War II battle of El Alamein, considered one of the key turning points in the war against the Nazis. The film uses actual footage taken during the battle, including film captured from the Nazis, to explain the battle tactics and their execution. It also pays tribute to the men and women on the home front who, in their work in the factories and in their lives in general, made victory possible. Written by garykmcd

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The full-length feature story of the rout of Rommel in Africa by the British 8th Army... with the most thrilling scenes ever taken under fire! See more »

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13 April 1943 (USA)  »

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Victoire du désert  »

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Believe me! You Do not want to miss this one!

This has to be one of the greatest documentaries of all time! The combat footage is all real! At the beginning, there is a notation that, in the fighting depicted, four of the cameramen were killed and thirteen others were either wounded or captured by the enemy. There is also footage taken by the Germans that was captured in the British advance. Watching this, think about one thing: everything you are seeing, a camerman was close enough to shoot with a camera and was, while filming, unarmed and a target. Hemingway defined courage as "grace under pressure". This marvelous masterpiece is a testament to incredible courage. Words fail to do these brave souls credit. But Desert Victory does. I salute them and the others whose courage is immortalized here on celluloid.


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