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Crusader tanks in North Africa, circa 1941

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Cruiser Mk VI Crusader   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 28 Aug 2008



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1. Paul L James says:
21 Jan 2011 07:18:24 AM

The Crusader was not available for Operation Compass, its first use was Operation Battleaxe in June 1941.
2. Mark J Richardson says:
19 Apr 2019 06:26:10 AM

I have a copy of this photo, here is what it says on the paper glued to the reverse (their capitals):

"BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH NO. (BM. 20719 (XT)
WAR OFFICE PHOTGRAPH: CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED

VICTORY IN THE DESERT: 8th ARMY ARMOUR IN THE FIELD

Picture shows:- More head-aches for Rommel! A long line of tanks moving up to the battle area. (26/1/43).

One of the photographs from the BATTLE OF EGYPT which has been prepared for the War Office by the Ministry of Information and is published to-day (January 28th) by H.M. Stationary Office, Price 7d.

THIS PICTURE IS NOT TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA OR CANADA WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE BRITISH INFORMATION SERVICE (Books Department).

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