An authentic record of the North Africa military operations of the 8th Army, 'Desert Rats'. The battle of El Alamein in 1942 halted Rommel's eastward advance and lead to the retreat of the Afrika Korps. After months of build-up, British General Montgomery began an 8-day counter-offensive that culminated in the British capture of Tripoli and Rommel's defeat in 1943.This remarkable footage was taken under brutal combat conditions. Four cameramen were killed in action, seven wounded and six others captured by the Germans. Notable figures are Winston Churchill, Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Erwin Rommel, Bernard L. Montgomery, and Wilhelm von Thoma.
Scenes Include: - Tank battles - Artillery barrages - Ground combat - Submarine attack footage - Fighter aircraft - Bombers - Troop training for warfare - Germany and Italian P.O.W.'s - British wartime factories - Women working in factories.