The Battle of El Alamein, 1942

Will Longstaff

The Battle of El Alamein, 1942
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

The Battle of El Alamein, (23 October - 4 November), 1942.

Oil on canvas by Will Longstaff (1879-1953), 1942.

British Infantry advancing, supported by a Sherman tank, past a smoking German Panzerkampfwagen Mk 3 Ausf.L and an 88 mm German anti-tank gun. The identification of the action is based on the dating of the armour: the Panzer carries supplementary armour around the turret not in use until 1942, and the use of Shermans indicates late 1942. This would rule out both Battles of Tobruk.

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