|Directed by||Roy Boulting|
|Produced by||[David MacDonald for the Office of War Information]|
|Written by||James Lansale Hodson|
|Starring||Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery|
Desert Victory is a 1943 film produced by the British Ministry of Information, documenting the Allies' North African campaign against Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps. This documentary traces the struggle between General Erwin Rommel and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, from the German's defeat at El Alamein to Tripoli. Like the famous "Why We Fight" series of films by Frank Capra, Desert Victory relies heavily on captured German newsreel footage. Many of the most famous sequences in the film have been excerpted and appear with frequency in History Channel and A&E productions.
This film won a special Academy Award in 1943.
The 1951 film The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel relied heavily on this production for its battle footage.
- Desert Victory at the Internet Movie Database
- Desert Victory is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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