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Desert War Episode 1 of 2

An exciting, insightful and often surprising account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War - the war in North Africa. Compelling testimonies of veterans from both sides, seamlessly interwoven with archival footage and graphic dramatic recreations, bring the famous siege of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein to life.

As the Nazis sweep all before them in Europe, the Anglo-Australian garrison in the small town of Tobruk in North Africa inspires the world by resisting the most celebrated German general of the Second World War.

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Mon 5 Nov 2012 21:00
BBC Two Scotland

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NarratorJamie Lee
DirectorSteve Westh
ProducerAndrew Ogilvie
ProducerAndrea Quesnelle
ProducerPhil Craig

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