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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date24 Jul 1942
Embedded text or transcriptRommel
The Auk
El Alamein
Person DepictedRommel; Erwin (1891-1944)
Auchinleck; Claude; Sir
Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)
NotesNews: July 6. German advance is halted at El Alamein. After a run of defeats, the Eighth Army has beaten back the German desert offensive. For three days both sides threw everything they had into the battle, but the British line at El Almein held. For the first time, General Claude Auchinleck's forces seized the initiative and struck back hard on the Axis flank; German troops moved back eastwards and attempted to regroup. General Rommel's offensive, in which he used the massed armour of three divisions to rapidly advance over 300 miles seems to have been decisively halted.
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkNational Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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GB/BCA/634Rommel; Erwin (1891-1944)1891-1944   
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GB/BCA/7Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)1874-1965British politician. Became a Conservative MP in 1900 and held the offices of President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer eventually becoming Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. A noted statesman and orator, he was also an officer in the British Army, an historian, writer and artist.  
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