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Desert Victory -- The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analyzed.


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13 April 1943 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Very Important Documentary about World War II! See more (7 total) »


Harold Alexander ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Alexander)

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mr. Churchill)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (as Hitler)
Bernard L. Montgomery ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Montgomery)
Erwin Rommel ... Himself (archive footage) (as Rommel)
Claude Auchinleck ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Brooke ... Himself - with Churchill and Montgomery (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Cunningham ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself - Shaking Hands with Rommel (archive footage) (uncredited)
Henry Harwood ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
J.L. Hodson ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Tedder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Thoma ... Himself - Commander: Afrika Korps (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Boulting (uncredited)
David MacDonald (uncredited)
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J.L. Hodson  writer

Produced by
David MacDonald .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
Film Editing by
Richard Best (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Roy Boulting .... supervising editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:62 min | UK:60 min
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This documentary features an opening dedication to the "Desert Rats".See more »


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A Very Important Documentary about World War II!, 23 April 2011
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This documentary was awarded an Academy Award during the midst of World War II. With film and stock footage, please be aware that quality may have effected it while viewing over time. The documentary covers Germany's General Rommel and British General Montgomery in the desert. This documentary shows actual footage of Rommel and Hitler themselves. During the making of this film, four British Army cameramen were killed, seven were wounded, and six were taken prisoners by the Germans. Wartime even during World War II was a dangerous time for even the cast and crew who were determined to show the world the enemy's path of destruction in the desert. World War II's primary motive was to overtake and control the world. Hitler and his men were on their way but thankfully they lost. But it was too late for the millions of casualties of war and the survivors left to rebuild and construct after wards.

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