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Title Churchill's desert war : the road to El Alamein / written and presented by Jonathan Dimbleby ; produced, directed & filmed by Robin Barnwell
Published London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2012


Description 1 online resource (90 minutes)
Summary The Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 has gone down in history as an epic encounter between two famous generals, Montgomery and Rommel; the British army commander 'Monty' versus the 'Desert Fox' in charge of German and Italian forces. This compelling film marks the 70th anniversary of this crucial Second World War episode by examining the high politics and grand strategy behind the many myths that have grown around it. Drawing on official records and the personal insights of those involved, at every level, Jonathan Dimbleby creates a vivid portrait of a struggle that for Winston Churchill marked the turn of the tide against Nazi Germany, but for the soldiers on the ground meant fighting and dying in a foreign desert
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed March 24, 2021)
In English
Subject El Alamein, Battle of, Egypt, 1942.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Egypt.
Military campaigns.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Barnwell, Robin, director, producer
Dimbleby, Jonathan, on-screen presenter, screenwriter
Fresh One Productions, production company.
BBC Worldwide Ltd., film distributor.
Other Titles Road to El Alamein