Frontispiece missing from image PDF—Meeting of ‘All the Talents’ at Cairo,
The loss of HMS Ark Royal, 11th November 1941: the destroyer Legion going alongside.
The Second Battle of Sirte. Laying smoke to cover the convoy: HMS Cleopatra (flag) seen from HMS
The Breconshire on her last run, lying hit and disabled: the cruiser Penelope passes a line to try
to tow her into harbour.
The Pampas reached Malta but was heavily bombed in harbour: the smoke is from her burning oil
Albacores of the Fleet Air Arm over Malta; showing the many stone walls which cover the island.
Malta: the bombing of Floriana on 24th April 1942.
German photograph taken during a RAF attack, probably on El Adem airfield.
Benghazi harbour, January 1942, after repeated bombing by the RAF
British ‘I’ tank Matilda.
Valentines near Knightsbridge, June 1942. These tanks served both as cruisers and ‘I’
American Stuart light tanks being tried out in the desert, August 1941.
The American Grant, mounting a 75-mm gun in a sponson and a 37-mm high velocity gun in the
British built cruiser Crusader; like Matilda and Valentine, it mounted a 2-pdr gun in a revolving
A British tank transporter, with a Matilda up, on its way to the workshops.
German Pzkw III Special, with long 5-cm gun and spaced armour on the gun mantlet and front
superstructure; captured after the Battle of Alam el Halfa.
Pzkw III Model H with short 5-cm gun and extra plate on the front superstructure; the first of such
tanks to be captured being dismantled for examination, May 1941.
Captured Pzkw IV, with short 7.5-cm gun, being taken back for examination after the CRUSADER
Pzkw IV Special, with its powerful long 7.5-cm gun. One of the few to be taken intact.
German half-tracked armoured infantry carrier.
Italian M 13/40 medium tanks captured in General Wavell’s offensive, January 1941.
British 2-pdr anti-tank gun firing portee.
A six-gun battery of 25-pdrs in action.
British 6-pdr anti-tank gun. (The muzzle is carrying a counter-weight.)
A 40-mm Bofors, British light AA gun, in position overlooking Bardia harbour, January 1942.
The chief tank killer of the time; the German 5-cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun, dug in and camouflaged.
The German 8.8-cm Flak 36, which proved to be a very effective anti-tank gun.
British 4.5-inch gun in action near El Alamein.
British 3.7-inch heavy AA gun dug in; a Service being held round one of the guns in Tobruk, August
A Bishop, the first British self-propelled gun to reach the Middle East, July 1942.
Picture missing from image PDF—Humber armoured car
Picture missing from image PDF—Italian 75/18 self-propelled gun
Picture missing from image PDF—Bren carriers
Photograph found in an enemy dug-out of German AA gunners in action; the gun is a 2-cm Flak.
A crashed Stuka (Ju.87 dive-bomber), taken the moment after impact.
Boston bombers of the Royal Air Force take off from a desert airfield, leaving plumes of dust in
Hurricanes flying low over the desert near the coastal road
Operation PEDESTAL, August 1942, showing some of the escorting warships, including the three
carriers HMS Victorious, Indomitable, and Eagle (nearest the camera).
Operation PEDESTAL: HMS Indomitable hit by German dive-bombers, 12th August 1942.
Operation PEDESTAL: the damaged tanker Ohio being nursed into harbour by two destroyers.
Malta: tugs bustling round the crippled tanker Ohio in the Grand Harbour.