The World at War – Documentary – S1, Ep8 – The Desert: North Africa – 1940-1943

The Desert: North Africa – 1940-1943

In 1940 Mussolini deploys a massive army to invade British held Egypt, to capture the Suez Canal and most of all to establish an Italian empire to rival Germany’s. So begins a multi-year campaign over a meaningless stretch of desert involving forces from a dozen nations and characterized by persistent attackers, stubborn defenders and ultimately controlled by supply line challenges.