Ref NoDL1935
Alt Ref NoDL1935
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWanted - an umbrella
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date03 Nov 1942
Size39 x 47cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptReduced air power
Person DepictedRommel; Erwin (1891-1944)
NotesNews: Nov. 2: ... Middle East: After repulsing further enemy attacks on the night of Nov. 1-2 the Eighth Army, with strong tank support, launched a heavy offensive at 2 a.m. preseded by a tremendous massed barrage from hundreds of British guns, on a 4,000-yards' front 15 miles W. of El Alamein. British and Dominion infantry, fighting their way through minefields, barbed-wire and booby traps, overran strong German positions at the point of the bayonet and by dawn had cleared a path for the armoured forces. A great tank battle raged throughout the day round the bare ridge known as the Tel-el-Aqqakir ("The Hill of the Wicked"), 7-8 miles miles S. of the small coast village of Sidi Abd el Raghman, in which enemy armour (the Axis threw in the bulk of their tank forces) was severly handled and suffered heavy losses. By the end of the day an important advance had been registered and many prisoners taken, while at the same time the Australians frustrated all attempts by the encircled Axis forces on the coast behind the Allied lines to break out. British, American and South African bombers and fighters kept up a non-stop 24-hour "shuttle service" in which enemy troops, transport, encampments and landing-grounds were raked with bombs, cannon and machine-gun fire. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5439]
North Africa Campaign
El Alamein
Armed forces
Royal Air Force
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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