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.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
73190
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1990-06-4-1

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