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Title Desert War: Alamein - Ep 2 of 2 / Director: Westh, Steve
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary By combining the eye-witness testimony of veterans with gripping military action, Desert War brings the North African campaign to life with a power and emotional intensity rarely accomplished on television. It includes stories of iconic battles and the day-to-day life of soldiers from both sides, fighting in a desolate, unforgiving landscape, trying to survive poor rations, brutal heat and the constant threat of disease. In this episode British High Command in Cairo has naively shared incredible details of its battle plans with a US liaison officer, and everything he reports to Washington goes straight to General Erwin Rommel. Using this remarkable 'Good Source', Rommel delivers a series of devastating attacks that drive the Allied army back to a defensive line just 50 miles from Cairo and the strategic 'prize' of the Suez Canal. At the tiny railway halt of El Alamein, the Allies draw a line in the sand and prepare to fight a battle that will help turn the tide of the Second World War.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Desert War is produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Scotland, Screenwest, LotteryWest, and Screen Australia. Desert War was produced by Electric Pictures and Nutopia
Event Broadcast 2013-05-02 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth.
Desert warfare.
El Alamein, Battle of (Egypt : 1942)
Soldiers -- Social life and customs.
War casualties.
World War (1939-1945)
Egypt -- Cairo.
Form Streaming video
Author Westh, Steve, director
Bower, Humphrey, cast
Ellis, Ray, contributor
Fellers, Bonner, contributor
Madeley, Joe, contributor
Pace, Clifford, contributor
Pratten, Garth, contributor
Rommel, Erwin, contributor
Wallace, Gordon, contributor