Victors of the Western Desert in Conference

The War Illustrated, Volume 4, No. 75, Page 113, February 7, 1941.

Photo: Victors of the Western Desert in Conference. General Sir Archibald Wavell (right), Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, and Major-General R. N. O'Connor, Officer Commanding operations in the Western Desert, are here in conference before the final assault on Bardia on January 5, 1941. To their perfect planning and bold execution of the plans is due the fact that Sidi Barrani, Sollum, Bardia, "the bastion of Fascism", and the port of Tobruk were taken, together with over 100,000 prisoners, at the cost of only 1,900 casualties a triumph unique in modern warfare. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright.