Italian warships maneuvering in the Mediterranean during World War 2. Destroyers pass a Corazzata-class Italian battleship. Italian IMAM Ro.43 reconnaissance planes are launched from a battleship. Two Corazzata-class Italian battleships underway. Change of scene shows the island of Malta, viewed from a low flying airplane. A formation of Italian CANT Z.508 seaplane bombers flying overhead to attack Malta. View from ground on Malta of anti-aircraft flak burst clouds in the air above. Smoke rising from bomb bursts. Glimpse of a large British warship slowly easing out of its dock. Single engine aircraft overhead moving through heavy flak clouds. More bomb explosions. Local people seeking refuge from bombing. People perusing destroyed buildings. A formation of British Bristol Blenheim light bombers in flight over North Africa. British forces firing artillery in Libya. War materiel abandoned by retreating Italian forces in Eritrea and Somaliland. British troops and a contingent of Ethiopian troops march into Addis Ababa, escorting Emperor Haile Selassie as he is restored to his throne in May, 1942. Next, German armor in North Africa is seen burning. A knocked out German tank viewed through window of a British armored vehicle. More burning German armor. German aircraft destroyed on the ground at an airbase. Bombs lined up on the ground. Huge number of Italian prisoners of war marching across the desert in Libya.
Surrender of Tripoli by Governor of Libya after battle of British Eighth Army with German forces in Tripoli, 1942. General Bernard Montgomery and other British Generals. British Eighth army tanks and troops advance on road and through city. Crowd lined up sidewalks. Troops and band march. General Montgomery reviews troops. The British flag is raised in Tripoli. View of letter to Prime Minister mentioning completion of mission. Generals Alexander and Montgomery review the marching troops. Royal Air Force planes in skies. Military vehicles during the parade.
Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt between Allied Forces and German Forces in October, 1942. Tanks advance and Axis powers in full retreat. British advance with tanks. British flag is raised. British advance on road and on mountain terrains. Water and other supplies brought by Navy. Troops advance through Matruh and Sidi Banari in Egypt; Tobruk and Bengasi in Libya; and Homs in Syria. Harbors littered by Germans. Fuel barrels unloaded from ship. Troops in combat with enemy in outskirts of Tripoli. Wounded soldier taken on litter. Artillery is fired. Smoke arises from explosions.
British 8th Army takes Tripoli as Nazis flee Libya during World War II. A land mark. British Royal Air Force aircraft bomb Tripoli. The aircraft drop bombs and smoke rises due to explosions on a field. Commander of British 8th Army General Bernard Montgomery hoists the British flag over a captured German airfield. British ground crew near a captured German aircraft. A crew member paints the tail of the aircraft and covers German insignia with Royal Air Force insignia. A pilot exits a jeep and climbs into the cockpit of the re-purposed German plane, and takes off. British Army sappers locate, disarm, and collect German mines in Libya. Metal detectors are used by soldiers to locate a German Teller mine. Soldiers take out the Teller mine. View of hundreds of captured German land mines. A sign reads 'Safe Lane'. Trucks drive past on a road. The Medjerda River in Tunisian. British 1st Army soldiers near artillery. Aircraft in flight. A soldier signals and fires artillery. Smoke rises in the foreground. Dive bombers in flight. The bomber aircraft drop bomb. Hills in Tunisian. German soldiers fire guns. Soldiers on U.S. made tanks and trucks drive on a dirt road. A road side marker reads "Mateur" The aircraft in flight. British Douglas Boston bombers flying overhead.
British 8th Army tanks roll past wreckage of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps in Libya during World War II . Wrecked tanks, airplanes and guns litter the desert. British troops stand around a field gun. A wrecked truck in the background. A wrecked Nazi seaplane. British 8th Army troops on tanks roll past the wreckage. A burning truck. The troops in tanks and jeeps cross a flooded road. Supply bases established on the route. A harbor littered with wrecked supply ships and German seaplanes. Nazi prisoners in trucks along a road towards a prison camp. Nazi prisoners at the camp. A high ranked Nazi officer is searched. Some Nazi prisoners seated and a few stand.
German Military attacks the British Forces in Libya, North Africa during World War II. Three men atop a hill. One of them looks through a pair of binoculars. German military vehicles drive down hill slopes. A man looks through binoculars. A military truck pulls a trailer loaded with military equipment. German soldiers arrange the equipment. German Field Marshal General Erwin Rommel in a staff car. German 88 mm guns and mobile anti- aircraft guns fire against British tanks. Smoke rises as a British tank is hit. German soldiers march forward. Soldiers in prone position.