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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionWanted - an umbrella
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date03 Nov 1942
Embedded text or transcriptReduced air power Rommel
Person DepictedRommel; Erwin (1891-1944)
NotesImage 1: See LSE3194 for published cartoon. News: 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] Image 2: See DL1935 for original artwork and cataloguing
North Africa Campaign
El Alamein
Armed forces
Royal Air Force
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL1935

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