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Desert Victory (1943)

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.

Directors:

Roy Boulting (uncredited), David MacDonald (uncredited)

Writer:

J.L. Hodson
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Credited cast:
Harold Alexander Harold Alexander ... Self (archive footage) (as General Alexander)
Winston Churchill ... Self (archive footage) (as Mr. Churchill)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage) (as Hitler)
Bernard L. Montgomery ... Self (archive footage) (as General Montgomery)
Erwin Rommel ... Self (archive footage) (as Rommel)
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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 Blazing-Blitzing Truth! See more »

Genres:

Documentary | War

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Trivia

There is a 2nd version that is 10 minutes longer (70 minutes total). The last 10 minutes of that version document the Aleutian Islands Campaign. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The Eighth Army has the longest lines of supply that the history of war has ever known.
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Crazy Credits

"For the desert rats... the men of the Eighth Army... who on 23rd. October 1942, left the holes they had scratched for themselves in the rock and sand of the desert, and moved forward to destroy the myth of Rommel's invincibility... and to complete the liberation of the second Roman Empire overseas." See more »

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Featured in Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017) See more »

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Historic film
24 December 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was one of a number of documentaries made by the Ministry of Information spotlighting successful military campaigns.It is well made and serves its propaganda purpose.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

13 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Victory See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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