THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP (LRDG) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
HU 25299. Portrait of Captain David Lloyd Owen with Private 'Tich' Cave on the back of the 30 cwt truck behind outside the Farouk Hotel in Siwa. Lloyd Owen joined the Yeomanry ('Y') Patrol of the Long Range Desert Group in mid 1941 and went on to lead it after the original Commanding Officer was wounded
High expectations of Operation Crusader
For the first time British and Empire troops will meet Germans with an ample equipment in modern weapons of all kinds. The battle itself will affect the whole course of the War. Now is the time to strike the hardest blow yet for final Victory, Home and Freedom. The Desert Army may add a page to history which will rank with Blenheim and with Waterloo. The eyes of all nations are upon you.
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942
E 17110. A Crusader tank (christened 'Vidi') of the 4th Light Armoured Brigade in the Western Desert 20 September 1942. Crew L-R: Louis Léonard; Jean-Paul Sarcelet; Roger Deschamps; Marc Logez
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941
E 7014. A Crusader tank being put on a transporter ready to be taken back to the forward areas after receiving repair work at a tank repair depot 10 December 1941