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The North African Campaign in pictures (25)

An Allied convoy, escorted by sea and air, plowed through the seas toward French North African possessions near Casablanca, French Morocco, in November of 1942, part of Operation Torch, the large British-American invasion of French North Africa.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

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Some of the 97 German prisoners captured by the British forces in Egypt in a raid on Tel El Eisa, Egypt, on September 1, 1942.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (23)

A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup, on November 13, 1942.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (22)

A British unit in a U.S. built M3 Stuart

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (21)

A low-flying Royal Air Force plane escorts rolling trucks of a New Zealand unit on the move in Egypt on August 3, 1942.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

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During his stay in the Middle East, Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid a visit to the Alamein area, meeting brigade and divisional commanders, visiting a gun site, and inspecting personnel of Australian and South African divisions, on August 19, 1942 in the western desert.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (19)

This view of an air raid on an Axis plane base at Martuba, near Derna, in Libya on July 6, 1942 was made from one of the South African planes which took part in the raid. The four sets of white streaks in the lower half show the dust of Axis planes speeding along the ground to escape as bomb bursts appear near them and in upper center.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (18)

Truck-mounted anti-tank guns, used as highly mobile, hard-hitting artillery units, speed over the desert and attack the enemy from all sorts of unexpected quarters. A mobile anti-tank unit of the Eighth Army in action, somewhere in the desert, Libya, on July 26, 1942.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

The North African Campaign in pictures (17)

Britain’s General Bernard Montgomery, Commander of the Eighth Army, watches battle in Egypt’s Western Desert, from the turret of an M3 Grant tank, in 1942.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine

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A wounded British warrior in Libya lies on cot in a desert hospital tent, on June 18, 1942, shielded from the strong tropical sun.

Photo Credit: AP Photo / U.S. Army Text: David T. Zabecki for 1997 World War II magazine