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Desert Victory - The Battle of Alamein
Desert Victory - The Battle of Alamein
Actors: Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery, Erwin Rommel
Directors: David MacDonald, Roy Boulting
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
NR     2009     1hr 2min

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Actors: Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery, Erwin Rommel
Directors: David MacDonald, Roy Boulting
Creators: J.L. Hodson, David MacDonald, Richard Best
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Studio: KOCH VISION
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 03/10/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1944
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1944
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 2min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

WWII North African campaign of 1940-42
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released to the public shortly after the events it depicted, DESERT VICTORY is a one-hour British-made documentary concerning their 8th Army's North African rout of Erwin Rommel's Panzers. The all-important Battle of El Alamein gets in-depth coverage that includes re-enactments. The majority here however is actual close-up combat footage that came dearly: four cameramen were killed and thirteen wounded or taken prisoner while recording these scenes. Also featured are some captured German films.

This is one of the finest contemporary WWII documentaries-- a fast-moving description of a crucial early British victory.


As of 1/09, DESERT VICTORY was not available on a DVD worth recommending (only bootleg-quality knockoffs exist).

Of interest are the three-hour WWII IN COLOR and WORLD WAR II - THE LOST COLOR ARCHIVES, both on DVD.


Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.

(7.3) Desert Victory (UK-1943) - archive footage of: Erwin Rommel, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Mongomery, Josef Goebbels and other important figures"