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Morris armoured car crew showing initiative in the Libyan desert, autumn 1940 - probably a Squadron HQ vehicle given the map board and two Officers.

Officers of the Hussars in a Morris armoured car use a parasol to give shade while out patrolling on the Libyan frontier, 26 July No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit

A Stuart tank of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars on patrol in the Western Desert, 10 August 1942.

A Stuart tank of the Queen's Own Hussars on patrol in the Western Desert, 10 August

A truck mounted anti-tank gun in the Western Desert, 31 May not the equal of the famed German 88 mm, but a local modification aimed at giving it the mobility to co-operate with armour in the way at which the Afrika Korps was so adept.

A crew of No. 2 Armoured Car Company RAF bivouacked with their Fordson Armoured Car, during a halt while on patrol in the Western Desert.

2 Armoured Car Company RAF bivouacked with their Fordson Armoured Car, during a halt while on patrol in the Western Desert. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A South African Marmon-Herrington armoured car crew stops to take a compass bearing during a patrol. The South African armoured car units were successfully used in North Africa for reconnaissance duties and as part of mobile columns despatched to harrass the enemy.

A South African Marmon-Herrington armoured car crew stops to take a compass bearing during a patrol in the Western Desert, 13 April

Armoured cars lining up, getting ready to move off to another front after capturing Fort Rutbah. Location: Iraq Date taken: 1941 Photographer: James Jarche

The squadron of armoured cars streaking across the desert after leaving Fort Rutbah, which they captured. Location: Iraq Date taken: 1941 Photographer: James Jarche

Pictured is the crew of an anti-tank gun cleaning their weapon. By the time the battle of El Alamein began, the British and Empire forces had been fighting in Africa for two years

Was Monty's finest hour just a pointless bloodbath? Historians claim El Alamein - which began 70 years ago today - sacrificed thousands for the sake of propaganda

The crew of an anti-tank gun cleaning their weapon. By the time the battle of El Alamein began, the British and Empire forces had been fighting in Africa for two years, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Gebirgsjäger are the light infantry part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. The word Jäger (meaning "hunter" or "huntsman") is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking military context.

Gebirgsjäger are the light infantry part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. The word Jäger (meaning "hunter" or "huntsman") is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking mili

BRITISH ARMY NORTH AFRICA 1942 (E 15488)   A Humber Mk II armoured car of the 12th Royal Lancers on patrol in the Western Desert, 10 August 1942.

A British Humber Mk II armoured car of the UK Royal Lancers on patrol in the Western Desert, Egypt, 10 Aug 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

Rommel in Greif North Africa, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Colonel-General Erwin Rommel discussing a plan of fighting in his command and staff car

AEC Mk I armoured car equipped with a 2-pdr gun | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

AEC Mk I armored car in the Western desert, Egypt, 20 Sep 1942 Photographer A. Ackland Source Imperial War Museum Identification Code E 17126 Added By C.

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A British Crusader Mk 1 tank passes a German Panzer IV tank during WWII Operation Crusader on November 1941 in Egypt-Libya region.

The only known photo of Covenanter tanks in Africa, March 1943. The tank is in its usual state: undergoing maintenance.

Newly-arrived Royal Armoured Corps troops working on a variety of tank types at a training camp near Abbasia in Egypt, 2 March In the foreground are a Valentine and Stuart tank, with Crusaders.

“Desert Rat, A British Bren gunner of the Army, wearing fighting order and surrounded by items of clothing and equipment worn or carried in the Western Desert. From: Osprey Publishing’s,.

https://flic.kr/p/iSpTvP | A CMP truck | A CMP truck and motorcycle of 11th Royal Horse Artillery (Honourable Artillery Company), 1st Armoured Division, Tunisia ~

An open-topped CMP truck and motorcycle of Royal Horse Artillery (Honourable Artillery Company), Armoured Division, Tunisia, 22 April

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