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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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Credited cast:
Harold Alexander Harold Alexander ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Alexander)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mr. Churchill)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (as Hitler)
Bernard L. Montgomery Bernard L. Montgomery ... Himself (archive footage) (as General Montgomery)
Erwin Rommel ... Himself (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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The full-length feature story of the rout of Rommel in Africa by the British 8th Army... with the most thrilling scenes ever taken under fire! See more »

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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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Features footage taken by German army cameramen that was captured by British forces. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The Eighth Army has the longest lines of supply that the history of war has ever known.
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Crazy Credits

"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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Referenced in Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017) See more »

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A Very Important Documentary about World War II!
23 April 2011 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

This documentary was awarded an Academy Award during the midst of World War II. With film and stock footage, please be aware that quality may have effected it while viewing over time. The documentary covers Germany's General Rommel and British General Montgomery in the desert. This documentary shows actual footage of Rommel and Hitler themselves. During the making of this film, four British Army cameramen were killed, seven were wounded, and six were taken prisoners by the Germans. Wartime even during World War II was a dangerous time for even the cast and crew who were determined to show the world the enemy's path of destruction in the desert. World War II's primary motive was to overtake and control the world. Hitler and his men were on their way but thankfully they lost. But it was too late for the millions of casualties of war and the survivors left to rebuild and construct after wards.


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