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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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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Giving Rommel HELL from Alamein to Tripoli See more »

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An opening announcement states that four cameramen were killed and 13 injured or captured. See more »

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Narrator: The Eighth Army has the longest lines of supply that the history of war has ever known.
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"For the sister services too,... the R.A.F. and the Navy,...and the workers of Great Britain and the United States,... without whose efforts victory could not have been achieved." See more »

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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:

Victoire du désert See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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