Desert Victory

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Desert Victory

Desert Victory

Release Date: April 12, 1943

Year    :   1943
Slogan    :   «The most terrifying scenes ever taken under fire!»
Genres    :   War, Documentary
Production Companies    :   The Army Film & Photographic Unit, Royal Air Force Film Production Unit
Director    :   David MacDonald, Roy Boulting
Producers    :   David MacDonald
Writers    :   J.L. Hodson
RunTime    :   60 mins.

A featureless land fit only for war, as the narrator, J. L. Hodson stated in the early scenes: "If war was to be fought then let it begin here". In endless miles of rock-strewn scrub desert, where civilians hardly existed. Desert Victory tells the story of the Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including some re-enactment. Won "Best Documentary Feature" at the 16th Academy Awards in 1944.

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